Indonesian soldier found alive two weeks after helicopter crash

A soldier has been found alive two weeks after an Indonesian army helicopter he was travelling in crashed, killing three people, the military said on Friday.

The helicopter went down in a ravine in northern Indonesia on Nov. 24 while carrying supplies to military posts near the border with Malaysia.

Armed forces spokesman Brig.-Gen. Sabrar Fadhilah said Second Lt. Yohannes Saputra was found on Thursday in a nearby village with injuries to his arms, waist and legs.

“He was extremely weak because he had not eaten for days,’’ he said.

Local media reported that Saputra made his way to a farm where he stayed in a hut overnight and ate sugar before being found by villagers.

The helicopter’s pilot was found alive three days after the crash, while the other three soldiers were dead.

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