Rider and pillion killed by light aircraft

Motorcyclist makes fatal error after taking shortcut across Indonesian runway

A RIDER and pillion passenger have been hit and killed by a light aircraft at an Indonesian airport while taking an illegal shortcut across the runway.

The fatal incident, which took place at Curug Airport in Tangerang just outside Jakarta, involved a single-engine Socata TB-10 aircraft. The plane's two occupants were also injured and were taken to a local hospital for treatment, said a spokesman for Indonesia's Ministry of Transportation.

"There are wire fences and a restriction area around the airport, but people still manage to find ways to break in," said the spokesman.

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