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Oksibil, Pegunungan Bintang

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Oksibil is a kecamatan (district) in Papua in Indonesia that is also the administrative centre of the Pegunungan Bintang Regency. The district has a population of 4,087 inhabitants, according to the 2010 census.[1]

Oksibil
Town
Oksibil is located in Western New Guinea
Oksibil
Oksibil
Location of Oksibil in Papua
Coordinates: 4°54′24″S 140°37′39″E / 4.90667°S 140.62750°E / -4.90667; 140.62750
Country Indonesia
ProvincePapua
RegencyPegunungan Bintang
Population
 (2010)
 • Total4,087
Time zoneUTC+9 (WIT)

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TransportationEdit

There are few roads in Oksibil that provides means of travel locally. A long road connects to nearby Arimkop and ends to the southeast at a river. The primary means of transportation to and from Oksibil is by air.

Oksibil AirportEdit

Oksibil Airport
Summary
Airport typePublic
ServesOksibil, Pegunungan Bintang, Indonesia
Elevation AMSL4,288 ft / 1,307 m
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 885 2,904 asphalt

Oksibil Airport (OKL/WAJO) has connecting flights to Jayapura with Trigana Air Service and Wings Air. The airport's runway is 885 metres (2,904 ft) long and is partially marked asphalt (formerly grass) landing strip.[3] The runway can handle Turboprop STOL aircraft but is able to handle larger Turboprop Regional airliner. There are few buildings that acts as a terminal structure as well as a small tower in the tarmac area beside the runway.

IncidentsEdit

In August 2015 Trigana Air Flight 267 crashed on the mountain side en route to the airstrip killing all 54 on board.[4]

In August 2018, another plane crash occurred, when a Pilatus PC-6 Porter traveling from Tanah Merah crashed shortly before it was due to land in Oksibil. It was carrying nine people, including two crew members, and one passenger survived.[5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  2. ^ http://airportnavfinder.com/airport/WAJO/
  3. ^ "WAJO : Oksibil (DGAC)". airportnavfinder.com. Retrieved 2019-07-21.
  4. ^ Ranter, Harro. "ASN Aircraft accident ATR 42-300 PK-YRN Oksibil Airport (OKL)". aviation-safety.net. Retrieved 2019-07-21.
  5. ^ "Indonesia plane crash: Boy, 12, survives Papua accident". BBC. 12 August 2018. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  6. ^ "12-year-old boy is only survivor of Indonesian plane crash". The Independent. Retrieved 2018-08-12.