Wreckage found of crashed Indonesian aircraft

Wreckage found of crashed Indonesian aircraft

Wreckage has been found in the hunt for an Indonesian passenger plane that went missing with 54 people on board.

The aircraft, which was carrying 49 passengers plus crew, was operated by Trigana Airlines and was travelling from Jayapura to Oksibil, near the border of Papua New Guinea.

Five children were reported to have been among the passengers. Reports suggest the aircraft went missing in heavy weather in the region.

According to the Telegraph, the aircraft was carrying around £300,000 in rupiah to distribute to poor families in the eastern province.

The wreckage was found by local villagers but the country’s director general of the transport ministry said verification was still in process.

Search and rescue teams, police and the military are expected to visit the site today.

According to reports, when the aircraft failed to land the airline sent another flight over the area to hunt for it but failed to find anything because of the bad weather.


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