JAMBI, KOMPAS.com - All Jambi Regional Police officials who were on board a helicopter that made an emergency landing at Tamia Hill, Kerinci district, Jambi province, on Sunday due to inclement weather were evacuated on Tuesday, Feb. 21.
The Jambi Police chief Inspector General Rusdi Hartono was successfully evacuated at 4:38 p.m. local time, head of the public relations division of Jambi Police Senior Commissioner Mulia Prianto said here on Tuesday.
Hartono was taken to the Crisis Center Post in Merangin district, Jambi province, on the Indonesian Air Force’s Super Puma helicopter.
Before evacuating Hartono, the search and rescue (SAR) team managed to evacuate four other officers of the Jambi Police.
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They were the co-pilot Adjunct Commissioner (AKP) Amos Fredily, aide-de-camp to the Jambi police chief Brigadier Aditya, the director of the criminal investigation Senior Commissioner Andri Ananta, and the director of Water and Air Police Senior Commissioner Michael Bumbunan.
The team also managed to evacuate the pilot AKP Ali Nurdin.
Prianto said that the Jambi Police chief was the sixth officer who was evacuated, as Hartono had asked the SAR team to prioritize the evacuation of other officers first.
Meanwhile, the coordinator of executive personal staff Commissioner A. Yani, and mechanic officer Second Adjunct Inspector Susilo were evacuated at 5:23 p.m.
"Currently, all of the Jambi Police chief's entourage have been successfully evacuated," he said.