Sunday, August 16, 2015

Travelore News: Airplane Carrying More Than 50 People Disappears Over Indonesia

The plane lost contact with air traffic control in a remote part of the eastern province of Papua.
An ATR 42 owned by Trigana Air. Trigana Air / Via

An Indonesian airplane carrying more than 50 people disappeared Sunday while flying over the country’s remote eastern province.

The Trigana Air Service plane disappeared Sunday afternoon after leaving from Jayapura, the capital city of the remote Papua province, the Associated Pressreported.
The plane was en route to Oksibil, which like Jayapura is located near the border with Papua New Guinea.
In a statement, the Indonesian search and rescue agency said the plane had 49 passengers on board, including two children and three babies. There were also four crew reported on board, including the captain, first officer, technician, and a flight attendant.
Google / Via

Indonesia’s National Search and Rescue agency (SAR) announced the plane’s disappearance on Twitter, saying it lost contact at 2:55 p.m. local time:

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