A fighter aircraft F-16 failed to take off and then burned at the Halim Perdanakusuma Airbase in Jakarta on Thursday morning. According to the description of Dodo Agusprio, head of the Affairs of the Major of Information and Public Relation Halim Perdanakusuma, incidents occurred at about 08:30 local time.
F-16 by tail number TS-1643 plan would carry out the Mission of Fly Pass Joko Widodo berets in Halim Perdanakusuma Air Force Headquarters and headed back to Halim Perdanakusuma. “The plane was not willing to ride, then caught fire and explosion occurred,” said Dodo when Yogya Post contacted.
Currently, according to Dodo, the pilot who brought the fighters suffered light burns in the left and right knee, and suffered a back injury. Until now, the runway was usable. The F-16 aircraft on fire, now covered with a tarp.
“We are still waiting for an investigation about the incident,” said the Dodo.
Dodo says the cause of the incident could not have been predicted in the near future. All parties should wait for the results of an investigation of the authority are authorized. Currently, there is a ban on taking photos and cannot come close to the actual incident area adjacent to the settlement of citizens.