Military Plane Crashes at Bali Airport

Military Plane Crashes at Bali Airport


A training aircraft belonging to the Indonesian military crashed during a multi-plane flyover at Ngurah Rai International Airport on Thursday but the pilot and passenger had ejected to safety.

The small, single-propeller craft appeared to malfunction as it passed over the airport, and pulled upwards and out of formation before its occupants ejected and parachuted to safety, video footage of the incident showed.

The crash forced a closure of the airport’s sole runway for at least an hour while the wreckage of the KT-1 Wong Bee plane that had been taking part in an exercise was removed.

It is understood that the passenger was Udayana Military Commander Major General Rachmad Budianto.

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The Bali Times