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Indonesian plane carrying 54 people missing

An Indonesian domestic passenger plane carrying 54 people was reported missing on Sunday.

JAKARTA: An Indonesian domestic passenger aircraft carrying 54 people has been reported missing in the remote eastern Papua region on Sunday.

The aircraft, carrying 54 peple, was operated by Trigana Air Service. There were 44 adult passengers, five children and five crew members.

The plane was flying between Sentani airport in Jayapura and Oksibil, the capital of Papua province.

An AirAsia jet crashed flying from Surabaya to Singapore last December. All 162 people on board were killed. The crash had prompted the government to introduce regulations aimed at improving safety.

August 16, 2015


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