Two planes from Jupiter Aerobatic Team collided in mid-air

Mar 15, 2015
Jupiter Aerobatic Team crash photo. Photo by Fire and Rescue Services Department.

Two KT-1B Woong Bee aircraft from Indonesian Air Force's "Jupiter Aerobatic Team" collided today at 2pm during a rehearsal flight and crashed in to the ground at LIMA 2015 airshow.

Both aircraft, which collided, were the Synchro pair Jupiter 5 & 6 and collided when practicing "Jupiter Wheel" maneuver were the two planes crossing each other's trajectory during a turn. The pilot of Jupiter 5 plane was Maj. Sri Raharjo with Lt.Col. Arif at the back seat and the pilot of Jupiter 6 was Maj. Romas with Marshall Yadi Indrayadi at the back seat.

All four occupants ejected safely and were taken to the hospital by Fire and Rescue Services Department crew. No one on the ground was injured.

The crash occurred during Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA 2015) exhibition in Malaysia were the "Jupiter Aerobatic Team" participated.