Yogyakarta Adisucipto Air Base Commander, Air Commodore Imran Baidirus said HA-5073 helicopter owned by the Army that fell in the hamlet Kowang, Tamanmartani, Kalasan, Sleman, Yogyakarta, on Friday (08/07/2016) at around 15:00 pm, in flight in the context of security patrols ahead of the visit of President Joko Widodo.
“It is planned that the President Joko Widodo will visit the Hamlet Ledoksari, Bokoharjo, Prambanan on Saturday (tomorrow), which is located not far from the helicopter attack,” said Imran Baidirus at the scene Friday.
According to him, the helicopter departed from Solo, Central Java and were patrolling the area planned visit of President Joko Widodo.
“But after fifteen minutes of Solo we lost contact, we tried to call but could not,” he said.
He said, after it was known helicopter crashed in Kowang, Tamanmartani, Kalasan, Sleman.
“In this incident three people died, one critical and two wounded. The victims passenger helicopter,” he said