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Jakarta Post

Helicopter crash victims leave hospital

  • N. Adri

    The Jakarta Post

Balikpapan   /   Sun, March 22, 2015   /  09:35 pm

The condition of six people injured when a helicopter made an emergency landing in a mangrove swamp on Tanjung Dewa island, Anggana subdistrict, Kutai Kartanegara, on Saturday, is reported to have improved.

'€œAccording to the physician team'€™s suggestions, six out of seven victims of the helicopter incident can go home now,'€ Total E&P Indonesie (TEPI) corporate communications head Reda Gaudiamo said in a press statement on Sunday.

The six victims who will soon leave Siloam Hospital in Balikpapan include two Total Indonesie employees, Rakhmat Yunanto, 35, and Agung Danur Wenda, 33, and two TEPI contractors, Cahaya Ramadhan, 22, from PT Kreasi Lima Perdana, and Muhammad Sudarman from PT Biru Tiga Utama. Copilot Agung Yudi Kusumo, 33, and technician Andri Artanto, 35, are also allowed to leave the hospital.

'€œOnly pilot Ahmad Zaini, 57, still needs further medical treatment. He suffered bone fractures in the lower part of his left arm,'€ said Gaudiamo.

The National Transportation Safety Commission (KNKT) started an investigation into the incident on Sunday.

Gaudiamo said TEPI, as the user of the Sikorsky 76C PK-FUP helicopter, would fully facilitate the investigation and secure the location where the helicopter crashed. (ebf)(++++)

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