Black Box of Indonesian Plane Found: Officials


Jayapura: Indonesian officials say the black box has been recovered from passenger plane that crashed in a remote area of the country, killing all 54 people on board.The plane went missing two days ago but rescuers only reached the crash site on Tuesday because of delays caused by the weather and rough terrain.They said Tuesday that the plane was destroyed in the crash and there was no chance of any survivors.

An Indonesian passenger plane which was carrying 54 people lost contact on Sunday with the Air Traffic Control in the easternmost province of Papua. The The Trigana Air ATR 42 turboprop plane lost contact just before 3 PM (0600 GMT) after taking off from Sentani airport in Papua's capital Jayapura on a flight to Oksibil. The plane was carrying 44 adults, five children and five crew on the board which was scheduled to take about 45 minutes. The plane lost contact with the ATC shortly before it was supposed to arrive at Oksibil airport just after 3 PM.