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Freeport SAR team evacuates body of helicopter pilot

18th March 2012 | 3.571 Views
Freeport SAR team evacuates body of helicopter pilot
Freeport mining area. (ANTARA/Stringer/Spedy Paereng)
Jayapura, Papua (ANTARA News) - Search and Rescue (SAR) team of PT Freeport in Papua province, successfully evacuated the body of crashed-helicopter pilot, Sri Rama Krisna from the crash location at 9.45 am local time.

The pilot body of the New Zealand citizen has been sent to Tembagapura hospital, Antara learned here on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the SAR team continued evacuating the other two victims, Adrianus Amba Sangka and Iyan Timisela, both are employees of PT Pangan Sari Utama.

The helicopter with flying code PK-ODA which crashed on Saturday, March 17, was found around the tunnel 70 or left side of Tembagapura towards the Ridge Camp of PT Freeport.

The helicopter belonging to Airfast Company which was operated by PT Freeport, crashed when it returned from Awanagon to Tembagapura.

Prior to the crash accident that was allegedly due to the bad weather, the helicopter pilot, once contacted the helipad 66 of Tembagapura asking permit for emergency landing, however it subsequently went missing.