Indonesian Army Mil Mi-17V-5 Helicopter Crashed In Central Java, 4 Dead & 5 Injured

Indonesian Army Mil Mi-17V-5 Helicopter Crashed In Central Java, 4 Dead & 5 Injured
The wreck of a helicopter that crashed in Kendal Industrial Park, Saturday (6/6). Photo: ICSenjaya / ANTARA

An Indonesian military helicopter crashed under unknown circumstances. Four occupants died and five were injured.

“The helicopter was flying very low and getting lower until it crashed with a very loud sound,” said Eka, a witness quoted by Kompas TV. “Two passengers escaped before it crashed and after that there were three or four explosions.”

Brigadier General Nefra Firdaus, said that the helicopter with registration number HA 5141 crashed during the second mission of training.

One witness at the scene, Sarwono, saw the plane fly at an altitude of about 20 meters.

“I saw the helicopter flying low, around 2:30 pm. Like going to land, “he said at the location, Saturday (6/6).

Sarwono said, shortly after being seen flying low he heard loud sound. Apparently the helicopter crashed.

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