JAKARTA, June 4 (Xinhua) -- A helicopter crashed in Papua province of eastern Indonesia on Saturday, killing the pilot and wounding three others, senior local police officer said.
The accident occurred just after the copper landed on a gold mining compound in Degeuwo district, Deputy Police Chief of Papua Brigadier General Rudolf Albert Roja said.
"Suddenly, winds blew strongly and hit the copper. The copper felt into a ravine, killing the pilot," he told Xinhua by phone from the Papua province.
"One passenger was badly injured on his chest and now is being intensively treated in a hospital in Nabire, and the two other passengers sustained minor wounds," the general said.
The copper operated by PT Amur Aviation Indonesia departed from Nabire district of the province, carrying logistics for the traditional gold miners in the compound, according to him.
Helicopter crash has been frequent in Papua in part due to unfavorable geographical condition.