Thursday, February 17, 2011

Five Killed in Bintan Plane Crash


All five people on a test flight were killed in Bintan on Saturday when their small plane crashed following a change of one of its engines.

The Cassa aircraft of Sabang Merauke Raya Air Charter left Batam island and crashed on Bintan island, both in Riau Islands province.

“The pilot, co-pilot and three technicians died in the accident. They were on a flight test after they changed one of the engines for the aircraft,” Transportation Ministry spokesman Bambang Ervan said.

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