Indonesian rescue team conducts aerial search in Himalaya mountain

Indonesian rescue team conducts aerial search in Himalaya mountain

Nepalese military members helps drop off aid of a Boeing 737 of Indonesian Air Force Special Team in Tribhuvan Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal, Thursday (April 30, 2015 ). (ANTARA/Azi Fitriyanti)

We will do our best."
Kathmandu (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian rescue team in Kathmandu, Nepal, conducted an aerial search in Himalaya area namely Langtang on Sunday morning to locate three missing Indonesian climbers in the mountain.

The three missing climbers are Alma Parahita, Kadek Andana and Jeroen Hehuwat.

The team searched the Langtang area by using a helicopter that departed from Tribhuvan Airport at 6.30 a.m. local time.

The team flew to the north east of Kathmandu to Langtang at a height of 3,000 meters above sea level.

They only had two hours to use the rented helicopter because other countries also needed it based on the waiting list.

The team consisted of Indonesian Air Force Special Troops officer Lieutenant Colonel Indan Gilang who is also the chairman of the seach team, Captain Ario Suseno, Captain Santoso, and Indonesian Foreign Ministry staff Sabda Thian and a member of Taruna Hiking Club Benjamin Setiabudi.

Before the team went to Langtang, the Indonesian Foreign Affairs Ministry had contacted the family of the three missing climbers.

The ministry contacted their families through Indonesian Evacuation and Search Center in Kathmandu Guest House of Thamel, Nepal.

Indan has asked the family to pray for the searching process. "We will do our best," Indan said through the telephone.
(Uu.B019/A014)

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