Susi Air plane shot by armed group in Papua

Susi Air plane shot by armed group in Papua

Photo document of Susi in Papua. (ANTARA/Anang Budiono)

The pilot of the Susi Air plane reported that the aircraft has been shot.
Jayapura, Papua (ANTARA News) - An armed group opened fire at a Nabire-bound Susi Air plane in the Mulia area of Papua, on Tuesday, at 12.00 a.m. local time.

According to a source of the ANTARA News in Papua, the shooting incident occurred after the plane had taken off and was crossing the "Pintu Angin" area.

Two flights of Susi Air had taken off from the Mulia area: one flight was bound for Nabire, while the other plane was headed for Jayapura.

The pilot of the Susi Air plane reported that the aircraft has been shot, but fortunately, the bullets missed the target.

The Jayapura-bound plane, which was carrying the corpse of a motorcycle driver from Mulia, had to abort its journey after the firing occurred.

The motorcycle driver, Abdul Halil, was buried in the Wuyuneri School Residence in Mulia, Puncak Jaya District.

The victim was fatally gunned down by an unidentified armed person in the Mulia area of Papua.

Abdul is survived by his wife, who works as a teacher in Wuyuneri I Senior High School.
(Uu.B019/INE/KR-BSR/F001)

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