Light plane makes emergency landing in western Indonesia

BANDUNG, Indonesia (AP) " A light plane made an emergency landing Thursday on Indonesia's main island of Java and the three people on board survived, police said.

Col. Yusri Yunus, a spokesman for West Java police, said the Cessna plane landed on a paddy field in Tasikmalaya District.

He said the plane developed engine trouble and the pilot sought a non-residential area to land.

The plane was flying from Pangandaran, a West Java town about 60 kilometers (37 miles) to the southeast, Yunus said.

Local media quoted a district chief as saying two people on board were badly hurt and were taken to a health center.

In December, a jet fighter taking part in an aerobatic show crashed and burst into flames in Central Java, killing the two pilots.

Indonesia, a sprawling archipelago nation of more than 250 million people, has been plagued by transportation accidents in recent years.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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