Cargo plane carrying four missed in eastern Indonesia

Cargo plane carrying four missed in eastern Indonesia
# 18 September 2019 15:48 (UTC +04:00)

An Indonesian cargo plane with four people on board lost contact with air traffic control today, an official said, the latest incident to hit the country’s poor aviation record, APA reports citing Metro TV.

The Twin Otter DHC6-400, set off from the city of Timika today at 10:39am (0239 GMT) and was headed to Ilaga, a mountainous region in the remote eastern province of Papua and was scheduled to arrive 50 minutes after taking off.

“After 2.5 hours, there has been no information from the nearest airport on the plane’s whereabouts, we decided to announce the plane has lost contact,” local transportation agency head, Yan Purba told Metro TV.

The aircraft was carrying three crew members and one passenger as well as 1.7 tonnes of rice.

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