Irian Jaya

Managed to pick the right Heli flights during a one month period east of Kaimana Irian Jaya when our Phillips Petroleum crew had three Pelita helicopter crashes. One of which was never found with 4 souls on board. Not so lucky the following month when a machine I was onboard had a compressor stall lifting out of a jungle LZ. Only a smashed up knee and cartilage scar to remind me. All this while the highland natives in their Kotekas were trying to kill us for intruding on their land.

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