Susi Air plane in flames in Nduga. Pilot and passengers’ whereabouts unknown

Susi Air (Source: Instagram @susiairofficial)

Jakarta, IO – A plane owned by Susi Air plane was ablaze fire at Paro Airport, Nduga, Papua Highlands province on Tuesday (7/2). Papua Police’s General Crimes Director Faizal Ramadhani said the police have yet been able to confirm whether the fire was accidental or intentional, reported Tribunnews.

Owner of Susi Air Sudi Pudjiastuti explained that plane with call sign PK-BVY flew from Moses Kilangin Airport, Mimika to Paro Airport at 5.33am WIT. The plane managed to land safely. However, she alleged that it was burned by unknown people.

Susi said the pilot and passengers still cannot be contacted. She and the police are still trying to locate their whereabouts.

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“The plane was burnt, not because of a crash or accident. We are trying to ascertain the conditions of the pilot and passengers,” said Susi. (un)