A helicopter in Indonesia crashed into a mountain last Wednesday killing all 10 passengers. The helicopter was chartered by an Australian mining company.
The helicopter, a Bell 412, carried two Australians, two South Africans and six Indonesian personnel. The airport lost contact with the chopper last Wednesday afternoon just minutes after it took off from the city of Manado, Sulawesi Island. According to airport personnel, the chopper was headed to Newcrest’s Gosowong Mine on Halmahera Island.
A rescue team was despatched as soon as communication with the aircraft was lost. The team discovered the wreckage around 2 AM, Thursday. The team found one survivor, an Indonesian, who later succumbed to his injuries at the hospital. The bodies of the deceased were taken to Manado.
As of now, there has been no clear cause of the crash. Indonesian aviation officials are currently investigating the said accident.