Remains of missing plane found carrying 54 passengers

The remains of a flight that went missing with 54 people on board have been found.


by Ellie Hooper |
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A search mission spotted the wreckage of the Indonesian passenger plane that disappeared in bad weather on Sunday, though there has been no confirmation if there are any survivors as of yet.

The crash, which happened in the country’s mountainous province of Papua, involved a Trigana Air Service plane going from Jayapura to Oksibil.

During the flight, the plane lost contact with Oksibil airport, though it is not thought a distress call was made.

Officials have confirmed wreckage was spotted 7 miles from the airport city, with search and rescue teams now attempting to access the crash site by air and foot.

Locals reported seeing a plane flying very low on Sunday before crashing into mountains.

Papua, which is Indonesia’s most easterly region, is made up of mostly dense jungle and mountains. Some planes that have crashed there in the past have never been found.

Our thoughts are with the families and friends of those on board.

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