Missing aircraft crashed at Papua Guinea region


Jakarta: The Indonesian plane which went missing from the radars in the Papua Guinea region has reportedly crashed according to an official of Trigana Air.

A twin turboprop aircraft had lost contact with air traffic control as it flew over the forested area but efforts to trace the plane were difficult because of failing light as night fell. Trigana Air Operations Director Beni Sumaryanto said, “We received reports from residents. We, along with the search and rescue team, also sent aircraft to search for it.”

Within 30 minutes of receiving news that the aircraft was missing, another ATR 42 was sent by the airline to search along the same flight path but it found nothing because of bad weather.