An Indonesian military helicopter crashed and burst into flames Sunday during a mission to capture the country’s most wanted militant Abu Wardah Santoso, killing 13 passengers.
The Bell 412-EP helicopter was carrying 13 soldiers and two crew members when it went down about 35 minutes after taking off from Poso district’s Watutau village, said Maj. Gen. Agus Surya Bakti, the regional military chief overseeing South and Central Sulawesi provinces.
He said rescuers spotted the wreckage of the burning helicopter in a remote area of neighboring Kasiguncu village. They rushed to the scene and pulled 13 bodies from the debris, including a district military chief. Read More