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  1. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Gunmen attack military aircraft in Indonesian Papua

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 04:48pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Timika Gunmen opened fire on Friday on a military helicopter in Indonesia’s restive Papua region as it tried to retrieve the bodies of soldiers killed in an earlier attack, a military official said. “A Puma SA-330 military helicopt ...

  2. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Four killed in Indonesian plane crash after lightning strike

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 08:01pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta A light aircraft crashed and burst into flames on a beach in eastern Indonesia on Sunday after being hit by lightning, killing all four people on board, ... Hanubun said the aircraft was pounded by fierce winds and rain before being hit by lightning and crashing near a village. “The plane’s left wing broke after it was struck by lightning,” ...

  3. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Thirteen dead in Indonesian military helicopter crash

    Posted Nov 09th 2013, 05:00pm by Agence France-Presse in Jakarta

    ... The Russian-made, Mi-17 aircraft was completely burnt out following the accident in a remote part of Malinau district, North Kalimantan province, said military spokesman Iskandar Sitompul. It was just the latest deadly aircraft accident in the sprawling Indonesian archipelago, which relies heavily on air transport to link its many islands but has one of Asia’s poorest aviation safety records. ...

  4. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia evacuates bodies after deadly helicopter crash

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 04:08pm by Agence France-Presse in Tarakan

    ... into flames a day earlier. Six people were also injured when the aircraft, carrying construction workers to build a military outpost, smashed into a cliff as it tried to land at the remote site near ... other aircraft were on standby to help if needed. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono expressed his “deep sorrow” at the deaths. “Hopefully the families of the soldiers and other victims ...

  5. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Volcanic eruption in Java kills three, prompts mass evacuation

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 09:47am by AGENCIES

    ... to reduced visibility and the dangers posed to aircraft engines by ash. Virgin Australia said it had cancelled all its flights to and from Phuket,  Denpasar, Christmas Island and Cocos Island ...

  6. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Crew blamed for Russian jet crash in Indonesia

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 05:26pm by Associated Press

    ... after a thorough validation process unrelated to the crash investigation. This opened the lines for delivery of the aircraft to its first customer in Southeast Asia, the Indonesian airline Sky ...

  7. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Many still missing after 45 asylum-seekers rescued off Indonesia

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:27pm by Associated Press in Canberra, AFP

    ... another four merchant ships and an Australian military aircraft had joined the search and rescue operation. Two Indonesian government ships, an Australian navy patrol boat and two planes from ... and a helicopter but found no trace of the boat by late Wednesday. Meehan said Australia had offered ships and aircraft to help the Indonesians search Wednesday, but that the offer was not taken up. ...



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