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Indonesia's Papua province (Image by Bwmodular)

Trigana flight TGN267 missing over Papua province

An Indonesian passenger aircraft carrying 54 passengers plus crew has gone missing after losing contact with air traffic control on Sunday.

It was last located over the remote area of eastern Papua, according to Indonesia’s the National Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS).

The plane had left Jayapura’s Sentani Airport and was headed towards a city in the south of the province.

Air traffic control lost contact around 14:55 local time.

According to BASARNAS, the passengers included 44 adults, two children, three toddlers, and five crew members.

Indonesia has been increasing its efforts for flight safety, after an AirAsia passenger jet crashed in December last year, killing all 162 people on board. An Indonesian military transport plane crashed in July, killing 130.

 

Elisabeth Brahier

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