Plane crashes Indonesia, killing all people including the US Pilot


A small plane has crashed in Indonesia’s eastern province of Papua, killing all three people on board including the US pilot. Lt. Col. Wachyono said the privately-chartered Pilatus aircraft went down on Thursday after delivering logistical supplies from the town of Pagai to Wamena.

He explained the body of the American pilot, identified as Paul Westlund including those of the two Papuans, who have been evacuated to the provincial capital, Jayapura.He was the second plane crash this month in the mountains of jungle of Papua, the most remote region of the country geographically and politically.

Earlier crashed the Cessna Caravan 208-B Yahukimo killed in the neighboring district, two foreign pilots.

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