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Plane skids off runway in Papua

  • Nethy Dharma Somba
    Nethy Dharma Somba

    The Jakarta Post

Jayapura | Mon, March 13, 2017 | 05:35 pm
Plane skids off runway in Papua Interior of airplane with passengers during a flight. (Shutterstock/File)

A Grand Caravan aircraft operated by Alda Air, skidded off the runway as it attempted to land at Kenyam Airport, Nduga district, Papua on Monday, apparently as a result of a burst tire.

The airplane, piloted by Capt. Paulus Kayadu and co-pilot Darsono, departed from Moses Kilangin Airport, Mimika, Papua, at 11:30 a.m. bound for Kenyam at 12:15 p.m.. The plane carried 1,090 kilograms of cargo and five passengers.

''There were no casualties in the incident, the plane was successfully evacuated,” Jayawijaya Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Yan Piet Reba told The Jakarta Post on Monday.

(Read also: Papua sees 15 aviation accidents, 18 fatalities in 2016)

“The airplane was in a good condition, but the tire burst and so it went off the runway,” Yan said.

Kenyam Airport was temporary closed after the incident. (hol/wit)

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