Missing Indonesia Rescue Helicopter Safe

Posted September 11th, 2011 at 3:11 am (UTC-5)
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Indonesian authorities say a rescue helicopter that disappeared Saturday and was feared to have crashed, made a safe emergency landing in the remote province of Papua.

The military said Sunday that the chopper had been searching for the Australian and Slovakian pilots from a Susi Air aircraft that crashed. Bad weather forced the helicopter to land Saturday and it lost contact with its base.

Authorities said all five helicopter crewmen are safe and the helicopter is in good condition and might resume its mission.

Susi Air's single-engine Cessna was carrying fuel and food when it crashed Friday. Rescuers have spotted the wreckage and do not believe the two pilots survived.