Indonesian aircraft Trigana flight TGN267 carrying 54 people missing in Papua

An Indonesian domestic passenger aircraft carrying 54 people lost contact with air traffic control on Sunday in the remote eastern Papua region, the National Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) said.

Live: Indonesian aircraft Trigana flight TGN267 carrying 54 people missing in Papua

“Lost contact with plane,” BASARNAS chief Bambang Soelystyo told Reuters by phone.

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

According to the official BASARNAS Twitter account, the aircraft belonging to Trigana Air Service was carrying 44 adult passengers, five crew and five children and infants.

Latest Updates:

BREAKING departed Jayapura 05:21UTC and was expected to arrive at Oksibil 06:16UTC 

15:35 IST Sunday, 16 August 2015

15:30 IST Sunday, 16 August 2015

Transportation Ministry spokesman Julius Barata said a plane belonging to Trigana Air Service lost contact this afternoon while flying from Papua’s provincial capital, Jayapura, to the Papua city of Oksibil.

– Photo of exact missing aircraft (ATR 42, PK-YRN). Aircraft is over 27 years old.

An AirAsia passenger jet crashed en route from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore last December, killing all 162 people on board. The crash prompted the government to introduce regulations aimed at improving safety.

Operasi diwilayah Indonesia oleh pd 30/07/15, yang di pantau Indonesia Mission Control Center (IDMCC)

Indonesia’s president promised a review of the ageing air force fleet in July after a military transport plane crashed in the north of the country, killing more than 100 people.

Developing story | More details awaited

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