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January 22, 2014

Indonesian Helicopter Carrying 10 Soldiers Makes Emergency Landing

An Indonesian military Bell 412 helicopter carrying 10 soldiers on an inland logistical operation went missing for 15 hours Wednesday over the jungles of North Kalimantan.

The helicopter left Tarakan and was supposed to land in Long Iram, Nunukan about an hour later. But it lost contact with a control tower 15 minutes after takeoff.

Officials say it was found 15 hours later after making an emergency landing at Long Tulip Village, Malinau in North Kalimantan.

Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal & Security Affairs Djoko Suyanto told VOA the Indonesian military conducted a search and rescue operation with military and civilian aircraft.



The Bell 412 is a utility helicopter manufactured by Bell Helicopter.