25 Nov 2011

NZ pilot still in hospital after Indonesia plane crash

6:31 pm on 25 November 2011

A New Zealand pilot injured in a plane crash in Indonesia is being moved to a hospital in the country's capital on Friday.

Jesse Baker, 31, was piloting a small Cessna plane when he pulled out of the landing and crashed into a mountainside.

It is believed the crash occurred because a person wandered onto the airstrip.

The airline, Susi Air, says Mr Baker was left with bruising on his chest and a dislocated arm. A passenger on the plane died.

A spokesperson for the airline says Mr Baker will stay in Jakarta under observation for a few days before a decision is made on whether to send him to Singapore.