American died in a plane crash while trying to deliver the tests Covid-19 in the remote Indonesian village

A female pilot from the United States died in a plane crash during the delivery of a set of Express tests for the coronavirus in a remote village in Indonesia.

40-year-old Joyce Lin took off Tuesday morning from sentani airport, Papua province. She was a missionary in a Christian organization Aviation Fellowship (MAF) and worked as a pilot and a specialist in information technology. According to the organization, Lin was a member for three years.

On Tuesday, Lin tried to fly to Mamit — the highlands of Papua, to deliver test suites to the coronavirus to a local clinic. In a few minutes after takeoff, she sounded the alarm. According to MAF, the plane crashed in lake sentani, unfortunately, the divers confirmed that it did not survive. Lin was on Board one. MAF reported on the cooperation with local authorities to investigate the tragic incident.

Lin has worked in Indonesia for two years and joined MAF after more than ten years of work computer specialist. She was a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of technology, where he received a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree, and before that, in 2017, she graduated from the theological Seminary Gordon-Conwell. In Seminary Lin discovered missionary aviation.

«Joyce was the light, reflecting Jesus, and it will be sorely missed,» wrote MAF.

The Lin family — her parents and two sisters were asked to remain anonymous and declined to comment, writes CNN.

According to the Johns Hopkins University in Indonesia was more than 15 000 cases of the coronavirus, and more than 1,000 deaths from the disease, which is the highest mortality rate among countries in East Asia except China — only Singapore and China were registered more cases of the disease. The country has seen a sharp jump of disease, despite the fact that till March in Indonesia has not been revealed not a single case Covid-19. On 31 March, President Joko Widodo denied entry and canceled transit through the country, however, not declared a state of emergency.