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Plane crash in eastern Indonesia kills US pilot, passenger

Published on Apr 9, 2014 7:26 PM
 

JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AFP) - A light aircraft crashed into a fence during take-off in eastern Indonesia on Wednesday, killing the US pilot and a passenger, police said.

The US-made Kodiak plane was carrying six passengers and was chartered to deliver humanitarian supplies to a remote district in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province.

"The American pilot and an Indonesian passenger were killed in the accident. The aircraft partly caught fire," Papua province police spokesman Sulistyo Pudjo told AFP.

The plane crashed into a fence by the tarmac, he said, adding that five other passengers were injured, two of them seriously.

 
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