Indonesian plane missing in Papua region

Indonesian plane missing in Papua region

An Indonesian plane carrying 54 passengers has gone missing in 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, is carrying 54 passengers including five children and infants, and five crew.

According to the Transport Ministry, which is co-ordinating with local authorities, the weather is ‘very bad’ in the area and is ‘not conducive for a search’.