All five people on board crashed Indonesian plane confirmed dead

Parts of the wreckage of an Indonesia-made helicopter that crashed in Temanggung on July 2 (Photo: AFP/VNA)


Hanoi (VNA)
Indonesia’s national search and rescue office on July 6 confirmed all
five people on board of a small plane that crashed in the eastern province of
Papua a day earlier were dead.

The victims included one pilot, one co-pilot and three passengers.

Dozens of rescuers from the local search and rescue
office and volunteers were deployed to the search.

The plane, Pilatus Porter PC-6, went missing in the morning of June 5 when it
was en route from Wamena town to Derakma, Papua province.

Plane carrying five people crashes in eastern Indonesia]

The plane wreckage was spotted in a mountainous area about 15km from Wamena
airport on late the same day.

The plane was operated by Associated Mission Aviation, a
private firm launching flights in the area which heavily relies on air

Flying is the only practical way of accessing many
areas in the mountainous and jungle-clad easternmost provinces of Papua and
West Papua, but flight security remained poor.

A number of flight accidents have occurred in the Southeast
Asia country in recent years. Previously, in August 2015, a passenger plane of
Trigana airlines also crashed in Papua province due to bad weather, claiming
lives of all 54 people on board. -VNA

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