Indonesian Aircraft With 54 People Aboard Reported Missing

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Indonesia’s state search and rescue agency has reported that it lost contact with an Indonesian aircraft.

In a tweet posted on Sunday, Bandan SAR Nasional or National Agency Search and Rescue said that the Trigana Air flight had 54 passengers on board.

According to the tweet, the aircraft lost contact while flying over the remote eastern Papua region at 2:55pm local time.The passengers include 44 adults, two children, three toddlers and five crew members.

The plane was flying between Jayapura’s Sentani Airport and Oksibil, due south of Jayapura, the capital of Papua province.

The government said it is coordinating with other authorities to implement a search operation.

(BBC)

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