Indonesia: Plane carrying 54 missing over Papua

Trigana flight missing while flying from provincial capital to remote settlement in mountains close to Papue New Guinea

Indonesia: Plane carrying 54 missing over Papua

World Bulletin / News Desk

An airplane with 54 passengers on board has gone missing over Indonesia's remote eastern Papua region, according to local media.

In a tweet posted Sunday, state search and rescue agency said the aircraft - run by Trigana Air Service - had lost contact while flying over the remote region at 2:55 p.m. (0755GMT)

The Jakarta Post reported Papua Police spokesperson Sr. Comr. Patrige as saying that the plane, which departed Jayapura - the provincial capital of Papua - at 2.22 p.m. had not arrived in Oksibil, a remote settlement in the mountains.

The flight normally takes 55 minutes and was scheduled to arrive at 3:15 p.m.

Patrige said that the plane had 49 people on board, including five crew.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 16 Ağustos 2015, 14:44