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All about Trigana: past accidents and the airline'€™s profile

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Jakarta   /   Tue, August 18, 2015   /  05:02 pm
All about Trigana: past accidents and the airline'€™s profile

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Established in 1990, PT Trigana Air Service offers air transportation services from passenger transportation, medical evacuation, air photography to tourism services.

Starting operations with 2 fixed-wing aircraft and 2 helicopters, manufactured in Bandung, West Java, Trigana now operates 16 aircraft, including 3 cargo planes.

The airline serves at least 21 routes, mostly in remote regions of Indonesia.

Its corporate clients include oil exploration company Maxus Oil along with oil and gas firm Conoco Phillips.

The company'€™s shares are 50 percent owned by Capt Rubijanto Adisarwono, who is also the company'€™s president director and the remaining 50 percent is owned by Triputra Yusni Prawiro, who is the company'€™s commissioner.

Past accidents

Jan. 11, 2015

A Trigana airplane skidded off the runway in Enarotali airport in Papua. No casualties reported.

May 20, 2013

Trigana Air's Boeing 737-300 PK-YRZ cargo plane lost its traction and skidded while landing at Wamena airport runway. There were no casualties.

Feb. 11, 2010

A Trigana plane serving the Balikpapan-Samarinda-Berau route in Kalimantan landed on a paddy field, in Kutai, East Kalimantan due to engine failures on one of its wings. Fifty one passengers survived, only one female passenger broke her foot during the incident.

Jul. 08, 2008

A Twin Otter light plane, operated by Trigana Air, crashed on landing at Dekai airport in Papua regency of Yahukimo on Tuesday afternoon. No casualties were reported.

Nov. 17, 2006

A Trigana airplane crashed on the way to Puncak Jaya in Papua. Nine passengers and 3 crew died.

Apr. 23, 2002

A chartered cargo aircraft leased by Trigana crashed when one of its front tires suddenly exploded. No fatalities reported. (ric/ika)

Compiled from various sources.(+++)

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