Mulia Airport in Puncak Jaya (Jubi)
Jayapura, 07/01 (Jubi) – the airplane of Susi Airlines was being shot in flight to Mulia from District of Nabire. The airplane with the hull number PK-VVV that was loaded the groceries to Mulia, District of Puncak Jaya, was being shot by the unknown troupe when flying from District of Nabire.
Fortunately the plan could be safely landed at the Mulia airport. This airplane was planed to evacuate Muhammad Halil, the shooting victim in Kampung Wuyuneri, Sub-district Mulia. Halil was previously evacuated ti the Mulia’s Government Hospital in District of Puncak Jaya.
Chief of Public Relations of the Police Office Papua, Kombes Polisi Sulistyo Pudjo Hartono to the journalists reported that the shooting toward this plane was true. A result of this incident, the flight schedules in Mulia was temporarily disturbed. Currently the local police are tightening the security around of the airport.
“The shooting was happened when the airplane got into the air gate of the Mulia airport, around 12:00 of Papua time, where the shooters was estimated stands in the cliff around 4 kilometers from the plane and fire two times toward the plane’s body, but missed,” said Pudjo, Tuesday (07/01).
Based on the information, added Pudjo, this plane was take the foods for the local community in the District of Puncak Jaya, and in returning, to load the body of the shooting victim’s.
“The information we’ve got said that the plane will take the body, but then being shot. The flight was canceled and the plane is currently still remaining in the Mulia airport. And another airplanes would not dare for taking a risk for landing,” he said.
When the reporters asked him a question about whether persons who shot the Susi Air Plane was from the same troupe that was shot the motorcycle taxi driver, he claimed that he does not know anything yet. “We do not know where they come from, but it should be clear that they are the armed criminal group,” he said.
The updated information confirmed to Jubi, the body of Muhammad Halil, the shooting victim, has evacuated from the Mulia Hospital of District of Puncak Jaya to Wamena, District of Jayawijaya by land transportation. (Jubi/Indrayadi TH/P. Maizier)