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Seven people survive as helicopter ditching in Mahakam block

[Image: Hevilift Aviation]
[Image: Hevilift Aviation]
JAKARTA ( – Seven people, comprises of five passengers and two pilots, survived after a helicopter, operated by PT Hevilift Aviation Indonesia, was forced to ditch while conducting a pipeline aerial survey in GTS-4 area (Central Processing Unit) within Mahakam Block in Anggana District, Kutai Kartanegara Regency, East Kalimantan province.

“The accident happened as the helicopter was ditching on a water. Some passengers were hurt, but seriously,” Reda Gaudiamo, corporate communication manager of Total E&P Indonesie told

The passengers and pilots have already been taken to the company’s nearest medical facilities at the GTS-4 Central Processing Unit for further medical treatment and examination.

Total E&P Indonesie, the operator of Mahakam Block, said in a statement that the accident, at 10.30 Central Indonesia Time, occurred in the area far from the communities. Preliminary report has been informed to the related authorities. (*)

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