A small cargo airplane with three crew members on board crashed right into a mountain in Indonesia’s jungle-clad Papua area on Wednesday, police mentioned.
The Rimbun Air flight misplaced contact with air management authorities shortly earlier than it was on account of land at an airport in Papua’s Intan Jaya regency, police and transport officers mentioned.
“The weather at the airport was not supportive, it was predicted that the plane would land but the runway was not clearly visible,” Papua police spokesman Ahmad Mustofa Kamal mentioned, including a search operation for the three-man crew was underway.
The wreckage of the Twin Otter 300 plane was discovered by locals over three hours later close to a village within the highlands, Papua police mentioned.
Images launched by the rescue workforce on Wednesday confirmed the particles strewn on the jungle ground.
Indonesia’s fast-growing aviation sector has lengthy been marred by security issues, with its airways as soon as banned from US and European airspace.
A Boeing 737-500 operated by Indonesian provider Sriwijaya Air plunged roughly 10,000 ft (3,000 metres) in lower than a minute earlier than crashing into waters off Jakarta earlier this 12 months, killing 62 folks on board.
In October 2018, 189 folks had been killed when a Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX jet crashed close to Jakarta.
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