Small Plane Crashes in Indonesia, Four Fatalities
On January 19, 2013, a PT. Intan Angkasa Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain was en route from Sentani to Surabaya when it was struck by lightning. It fell on the Un beach in Tual but no one on the ground was injured. No one on the plane survived. There were four people aboard—the pilot and three crew.
The plane was coming from Sentani Papua and its final intended stop was Ambon, Malaku.
The actual cause of the accident has not been determined. Reports are that residents saw the plane falling in fire from the sky.