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Jakarta Post

Light aircraft crash-lands during training

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Mon, September 20 2010   /  10:18 am

JAKARTA: An unpowered glider used to train aviation students crash-landed Sunday at a golf course in Pondok Cabe in Pamulang in South Tangerang.

“The aircraft went down from an altitude of between 500 meters and 750 meters,” Pondok Cabe Airfield chief Swarop Widodo was quoted as saying by news portal tempo-interaktif.com.

Aviation instructor Rudi Ardi sustained minor injuries while his student, Ivan Ardiananda Garuda, broke a leg during the incident.

“They were taken to Fatmawati Hospital for treatment,” Swarop said.

He added that the aircraft was owned by the Indonesian Aerosports Federation (FASI).

Police are investigating the incident.

“We have deployed a team to the scene to investigate the cause of the accident,” Pamulang Police chief Comr. Agus Widartono said.

Witnesses said the glider appeared to lose control and crashe...