Jakarta-based Trigana Air (IL) was working a home flight in Papua, Indonesia, on March 11 when 4 gunshots had been heard. The flight operated as IL221, with a Boeing 737-500 from Jayapura Dortheys Hiyo Eluay Worldwide Airport (DJJ) to Yahukimo Nop Goliat Dekai Airport (DEX).
The flight reportedly had 66 folks onboard, and 4 gunshots had been heard when the plane approached the Yahukimo airport. The plane may land with out difficulty, with no accidents or harm reported.
Extra photographs had been heard on the return flight.
As IL222 departed for its return flight to Jayapura, on take off, 5 additional photographs had been heard, the flight continued and accomplished a protected touchdown at Jayapura Dortheys Hiyo Eluay Worldwide Airport runway 30. Upon arrival at Jayapura, a post-flight inspection famous a gunshot gap within the fuselage. This gunshot seems additionally to have penetrated seat 7C.
A passenger was additionally reported injured by the gunshot. Police had been in a position to observe down the seven perpetrators concerned within the incident, they usually have been arrested, topic to additional investigation.
The plane in query (that of the picture above) is a 30-year-old Boeing 737-500, registration PK-YSC. Because the incident, the plane has remained on the apron at Jayapura Dortheys Hiyo Eluay Worldwide Airport.
Picture: rachmatdp / Shutterstock
The plane, which joined Trigana Air in September 2020, has had a colourful previous, working for seven different carriers earlier than changing into a part of the Trigana Air fleet. Beforehand working for:
- LOT Polish Airways – Might 1992 to April 1993 (with registration SE-DNK)
- SAS Scandinavian Airways – April 1993 to November 1994 (with registration SE-DNK)
- British Midland Airways – November 1994 to February 2001 (with registration G-BVKD)
- BMI British Midland – February 2001 to April 2003 (with registration G-BVKD)
- bmibaby – April 2003 to July 2013 (with registration G-BVKD)
- KalStar Aviation – July 2013 to June 2017 (with registration PK-KSP) – the plane was saved in mid-2015
- Expressair – June 2017 to September 2020 (with registration PK-TZD)
- Trigana Air – September 2020 (with registration PK-YSC)
Registered as Trigana Air Service, based mostly in Jakarta at Soekarno–Hatta Worldwide Airport (CGK), operates a fleet of ten plane, with a mixture of six Boeing 737-300, one Boeing 737-400, and Boeing 737-500, one ATR 42-300 and Dornier 328-100 all of the youngest plane being 25 years previous.
The airline took flight in early 1991, with two Beechcraft King Air 200, earlier than including two Bell412SP helicopters that 12 months. In 2021, Trigana Air partnered with J&T Categorical, an Indonesian logistics and categorical supply firm. The deal meant J&T Categorical would make the most of Trigana Air plane for a portion of its cargo supply operations.
Picture: Trigana Air
Till 2018, Trigana Air was on the EU aviation blacklist, when most Indonesian airways had been banned from European airspace.
The airline maintains a modest operation domestically inside Indonesia, working to twenty locations all through the fourth most populated nation globally, with over 278 million inhabitants.
Sources: Aviation Herald