JAYAPURA - A Fokker 27 plane from Trigana Air made an emergency landing at the end of the runway of the airport in Wamena, in the district of Jayawijaya in Papua. The accident occurred at eight o'clock in the morning after one of it's tires broke out.
"A tire of the cargo aircraft manned by pilot Capt. Vincent and two crew members carrying 4.5 tons of different kinds of cargo from Jayapura broke out when landing at the airport. The accident claimed no life," said Bustomi, a manager of Trigana Air in Jayapura. He said the aircraft is still parked at the end of the runway. A Twin Otter was on it's way from Jayapura to Wamena to replace the broken tire.
"The plane is expected to resume operation after the broken tire is replaced with the new one," he said.