American pilot dies while trying to deliver Covid-19 rapid test kits in a remote village in Indonesia, after her plane reportedly crashed into Lake Sentani.
According to reports, Joyce Lin, who has been working with the Mission Aviation Fellowship for about three years, just took off from the airport in Sentai, in Papua province to deliver the kits to a local clinic. Minutes after her flight took off, she reported an emergency and the aircraft crashed into the lake.
Later the divers confirmed that the 40-year-old woman didn’t survive and the MAF said that they too are investigating the incident. The woman was the only one aboard the aircraft.
As per the report, Lin had worked in Indonesia for two years before joining the MAF after more than a decade of work as a computer specialist.
She is survived by her parents and two sisters.
“The Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) family is deeply saddened by the loss of their colleague and friend, Joyce Lin,” the organization wrote. “Joyce was a light reflecting Jesus, and she will be deeply missed.”
“Because of the travel restrictions that are in place, they’re unable to travel over to Indonesia at this time to be there in-person for Joyce’s funeral. That’s really difficult,” Mission Aviation Fellowship president David Holsten said.