Indonesian plane wreckage found

16th Aug 2015
Indonesian plane wreckage found

The wreckage of the Indonesian plane carrying 54 people has been found in the remote western Papua region, according to reports

The Trigana Air ATR 42 turboprop lost contact at 06:00 GMT shortly after take-off from Sentani airport in the regional capital Jayapura.

The plane, which was travelling to Oksibil in the south of the region, had been carrying 54 passengers including five children and infants, and five crew.

It is unknown whether anyone survived the crash.

The Transport Ministry has been co-ordinating with local authorities.




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