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Indonesian Plane that “Vanished” with 54 on Board Reportedly Found

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An Indonesian Trigana Air aircraft that went missing with 54 people on board Sunday over the remote region of Papua has reportedly been found, CNN reports.

The plane is said to have crashed, and the wreckage has been found in the Oktabe district of Papua province. Details are still being verified; however, villagers reported seeing the plane crash into a mountain.

According to NBC News, the ATR42-300 twin turboprop plane was carrying 44 adults, five children and five crew members when it went missing. All those on board are believed to be Indonesian.

The flight took off from Sentani Airport in Papua’s provincial capital of Jayapura after 2 p.m. local time (1 a.m. ET) en route to the city of Oksibil. Jayapura is about 175 miles from Oksibil, and the flight should have lasted less than an hour.

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1 Comment

  1. leftbrained

    August 17, 2015 at 5:55 am

    Ehya, RIP to the dead. My thoughts are with their families. May God grant them the fortitudes to bear the loss,

    If it is in nigeria, some traditionalist feist and mentally derailed homosapien will say itwas because the gods of the air were not appeased

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