A chopper upon lift off

“The personnel have received the ELT (emergency locater transponder) signal from the missing helicopter,” Military Spokesman Brig. General Wuryanto told Xinhua by phone.

Five people were aboard the helicopter, comprising the pilot and four crews, according to him.

The copper was carrying logistic for soldiers guarding the borders of Indonesia and Malaysia in North Kalimantan province of the island, he said.

ELT signal informs the coordinate position of a crashed aircraft to satellite, so that the location of the incident can be found out.

The ELT signal will automatically be active when the surface of the device hit something.

Borneo (/ˈbɔːrnioʊ/; Indonesian: Kalimantan, Malay: Borneo) is the third-largest island in the world and the largest island in Asia. At the geographic centre of Maritime Southeast Asia, in relation to major Indonesian islands, it is located north of Java, west of Sulawesi, and east of Sumatra.

The island is politically divided among three countries: Malaysia and Brunei in the north, and Indonesia to the south. Approximately 73% of the island is Indonesian territory. In the north, the East Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak make up about 26% of the island. Additionally, the Malaysian federal territory of Labuan is situated on a small island just off the coast of Borneo. The sovereign state of Brunei, located on the north coast, comprises about 1% of Borneo’s land area. Antipodal to an area of Amazon rainforest, Borneo is itself home to one of the oldest rainforests in the world, and to Bornean orangutans.

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh


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