Debris spotted in search for missing Indonesian plane

2015-08-17 05:58
Relatives of passengers of a crashed passenger plane wait for news at Jayapura Airport in the eastern Indonesian province of Papua. (Indrayadi, AFP)

Relatives of passengers of a crashed passenger plane wait for news at Jayapura Airport in the eastern Indonesian province of Papua. (Indrayadi, AFP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Jayapura - A plane searching for an Indonesian passenger aircraft that went missing in the remote eastern province of Papua with 54 people on board at the weekend on Monday spotted debris, an official said.

"Early this morning, a plane swept the route and sighted debris in an area near Oksibil, but we want to double check now," transport ministry spokesperson JA Barata told AFP.

The plane disappeared as it headed to Oksibil from Papua's capital Jayapura.

Officials had already said that villagers had reported seeing the Trigana Air plane crash into a mountain as it flew in bad weather and found debris.

The plane lost contact with air traffic control just before 15:00 on Sunday after taking off from Jayapura on the short flight.

Read more on:    indonesia  |  air crashes  |  aviation

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.