Susi Air aircraft makes emergency landing after being shot at
A Susi Air single-engine turboprop aircraft Pilatus PK-BVC was forced to make an emergency landing at Kota Mulia airport in Puncak Jaya regency on Friday morning after one of its tires was apparently shot out by an unidentified gunman, police said.
The aircraft was carrying a pilot and seven passengers, consisting of five Mobile Brigade police officers and two civilians.
The plane has just arrived from Lumo district and landed when the pilot found the tire was flat.
“Police found apparent bullet holes in the aircraft’s tire rim and body,” the police said as quoted by kompas.com on Friday.
One of passengers said he heard at least three fire shots when the aircraft took off from Lumo.
No information is immediately available from the police as to the possible identity of the shooter.