Monday, April 20, 2009

Names of Mimika Air passengers confirmed dead

The Jakarta Post , Jakarta | Mon, 04/20/2009 8:25 AM | National

All passengers of the Pilatus Porter plane owned by Mimika Air are confirmed dead after the plane crashed into Gergaji Mountain in Ilaga, Papua, on Friday.

According to Timika Air Base commander Leutenant Colonel Easter Haryanto, the bodies would be recovered as of today.

"The remains of the plane have been found at location. Around 20 to 30 local residents have gathered around 200 meters from the plane," Haryanto said, as quoted by on Monday.

He added that the nose of the plane was charred and that the right wing was broken.

The names of the passengers dead are Marten Djitmau, Puncakjaya Election Commission (KPU) secretary, Rev. Melkias Kiwak, Herman Senanfi, Puncakjaya Election Observer Committee chairman, Welem Ayaua, Lasarus Wonda, Rubin and Emina Murib and child, Capten Nay Linn Aung of Myanmar, Co-Pilot Makmur Susilo, and Puncakjaya KPU member Irwan Patadang.

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