Indonesian authorities recovered the flight data recorder yesterday from the crashed Susi Air Pilatus PC-6 aircraft in West Papua.

West Papua police head of public relations, Kombes Kamal, says in a statement the joint team retrieved the flight data recorder yesterday after reaching the crash site using an Indonesian Air Force Eurocopter EC725 helicopter.

The joint team includes the Mimika police criminal investigation unit, members of the Kapiyau Air Base and the National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) team, he says.

At this time, it is unclear what caused the Susi Air aircraft to crash, but the flight data recorder will help reveal the cause of the crash, he says.

The KNKT team is inspecting the flight data recorder to determine the cause of the crash, he adds.

Susi Pudjiastuti, CEO of Susi Air, says on social media the PC-6 , local registration PK-BVM, went missing on 23 June while doing a flight in West Papua from Timika town’s Mozes Kilangin International Airport to Duma Airstrip.

All six passengers and one pilot survived the crash but all had injuries and were sent to hospital, say local news reports.


Featured photo shows the Susi Air Pilatus PC-6 Aircraft with major damage to the wing spar (Source:

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