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Aug 16, 2015

rt.com  Published time: 16 Aug, 2015 09:09Edited time: 16 Aug, 2015 15:39

An Indonesian passenger plane carrying 54 people has crashed in the country’s eastern Papua region, a Transportation Ministry official has confirmed. Contact with Flight TGN267 was lost at about 0600 GMT Sunday.

“The latest information is that the Trigana aircraft that lost contact has been found at Camp 3, Ok Bape district in the Bintang Mountains regency,” Air Transportation Director General Suprasetyo told reporters on Sunday, Reuters reports.

“Residents provided information that the aircraft crashed into Tangok mountain,” he said.

The flight TGN267, an ATR 42 short-range airliner, was going from Sentani to Oksibil, both in Papua, and was supposed to only take 50 minutes.

The aircraft was carrying 44 adult passengers, five children and five crew members, the agency also tweeted.

According to Reuters, there were no reports on any survivors of the crash.

The ownership record of the missing aircraft available at Planespotters.com shows that it is almost 25 years old.

Since 2007, Trigana airline has been on an EU blacklist after failing to meet safety standards. The airline, which has a current fleet of 14 aircraft, has had 14 major incidents during its 24 years of operation, according to the Aviation Safety Network.

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The search operation is hampered by darkness, poor weather and difficult terrain in the area, the state search agency’s spokesperson told CNN. It is to begin at 6 a.m. local time on Monday.

Flight TGN267 was not equipped with an Automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) system, which also makes tracking the aircraft difficult.

Indonesia’s president pledged to review the country’s aging air force in July, following a military plane crash that left over 100 people dead.

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An aviation expert spoke to RT about the chances for the search operation.

“It really depends on the terrain, and on how good the weather is tomorrow. It sounds like they knew the flight path, and that always helps. But it could be a while before we get anything out of that area. It could take weeks,” Robert Bishop said.

Noting that Trigana Air has been on the EU blacklist for banned carriers, Bishop added: “We need to research why it was allowed to fly anywhere in the world.”

 


 

kevbakershow  August 16, 2015

Reports are coming in of a passenger airplane going missing in Indonesia. We are being told that the plane, operating for a company banned in Europe, lost contact 33, yes 33, minutes into the flight. There are 54 people on board and missing.

 

The aircraft, owned by a company banned from operating in the European Union, loses contact 33 minutes into an internal flight.

Sky News Reports…

A plane carrying 54 people has disappeared over the Indonesian prvince of Papua.

Trigana flight IL267 failed to arrive in Oksibil from Sentani as scheduled after contact was lost 33 minutes after take-off.

The internal journey would normally take 45 minutes.

The aircraft, with 44 adults, five children and five crew on board, was due to arrive at 3.16pm local time (7.16am UK time).

“We can’t confirm it has crashed. We can say contact has been lost with the plane,” said National Search and Rescue Agency chief Bambang Soelystyo.

The search has now been suspended due to nightfall and will resume at 6am local time.

The Aviation Safety Network claim the plane is 27 years old and say Trigana has had 14 serious incidents since it began operating in 1991, writing off 10 aircraft.

(source…..HERE)

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Indonesian air-plane with 54 passengers on board missing in Papua region – Officials confirmed

news101.co.za  August 16, 2015
Contact has been lost with an Indonesian aircraft with 54 people on board near Papua New Guinea, the country’s state search and rescue agency has tweeted.

The report was confirmed by Reuters, who spoke with rescue agency chief Bambang Soelystyo by telephone.

Indonesia’s president pledged to review the country’s aging air force in July, following a military plane crash that left over 100 people dead.

The flight TGN267, an ATR 42 short-range airliner, was going from Sentani to Oksibil, both in Papua, and was supposed to only take 50 minutes.

The aircraft was carrying 44 adult passengers, five children and five crew members, the agency also tweeted.

The ownership record of the missing aircraft available at Planespotters.com shows that it is almost 25 years old.

Media reports are now suggesting that the search for the plane will be delayed until Monday due to poor weather.

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