Response to Media Queries on Indonesian Police Light Aircraft

03 December 2016

3 December 2016, 5:00pm Singapore Time:- In response to media queries, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) confirms that an Indonesian police light aircraft, P4201, with 12 persons on board, had lost contact with Singapore air traffic control in the Singapore Flight Information Region at 11:22am Singapore time.

The aircraft departed Pankal Pinang at 10:24am Singapore time and was expected to arrive in Batam at 11:58am Singapore time. Its last known radar position was about 40 nautical miles southeast of Tanjung Pinang.

Search and rescue operations from Singapore have been activated by the Singapore Rescue Coordination Centre, which is managed by CAAS and supported by various agencies. With clearance from the Indonesian authorities, one SuperPuma helicopter and one Fokker 50 are currently on-scene supporting the Indonesians to locate the aircraft. Two ships are awaiting clearance by the Indonesian authorities to assist in the search and rescue efforts.

The CAAS Crisis Management Centre has also been activated.

For any queries, please contact:

Ms Genevieve Yeow
Assistant Manager (Corporate Communications)
Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore
DID: (65) 6541 2082
Mobile: (65) 9829 0049

Ms. Michelle Teo
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications
Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore
DID: (65) 6541 2086
Mobile: (65) 9825 0982

Last Updated on 12 November 2019