Australian among two dead in Indonesia plane crash

26-Apr-2012 Intellasia | AFP | 11:11 AM Print This Post

A small aircraft has crashed in Indonesia’s East Kalimantan province killing two people, one of them an Australian, an official said.

The Susi Air plane went down near a village in the Kutai Kartanegara district, said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for the National Disaster Mitigation Agency.

“An aircraft crashed killing two people today at 1:30 am (1730 GMT Wednesday) in East Kalimantan. It belonged to Susi Air, and one of the dead is an Australian,” he said.

No other details, such as the number of people on board, were immediately known.

This file photo shows a Susi Air Cessna C208B Grand Caravan aircraft, pictured at an airport in Jakarta, in 2011. A Susi Air Cessna aircraft on Thursday crashed in Indonesia's East Kalimantan province killing two people, one of them an Australian, according to an official. (AFP)

Susi Air is a small domestic airline that operates a fleet of Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft, usually configured to carry 12 passengers and two pilots.

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