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Sunday, 16 August 2015 - 15:37
Update: Indonesia passenger plane wreckage found in remote Papua
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The wreckage of an Indonesian plane carrying 54 people has been found in the remote western Papua region.

The Trigana Air flight lost contact with ground control as it flew from the capital Jayapura to the town of Oksibil.

Indonesia's transport minister said the aircraft had been found in the Bintang highlands region, not far from its intended landing site at Oksibil airport.

It is not yet known if anyone survived.

The wreckage was discovered by villagers, who then alerted officials.


Update: Sunday, 16 August 2015 - 19:20
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Indonesian plane missing over Papua region

An Indonesian plane with 54 people on board is missing in Papua region.

Contact was lost with the Trigana Air ATR 42 turboprop just after take-off from Sentani airport in the regional capital Jayapura.

The plane was flying to the town of Oksibil in the south of the region.

A search for the missing plane was suspended at dusk and will continue tomorrow morning.

It is carrying 44 adult passengers, five children and infants and five crew.
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