Wed, 03 Aug 1994

No signs of missing chopper

SAMARINDA, East Kalimantan: Search and rescue workers remain unable to trace the whereabouts of a helicopter which went missing on Tuesday last week, the Antara news agency reported.

The helicopter was carrying 18 people, including two crew members, when it disappeared shortly after taking off from Tabang.

The authorities had originally planned to abandon the search on Wednesday, but PT Air Fast Indonesia, the private operator of the missing Sikorsky S-5BT, has agreed to finance the search operation for a few more days.

The search has focused on the thick jungle around Tabang.

The authorities have also employed the services of two paranormals. (05)