Wreckage of Trigana ATR 42-300 spotted: Rescue workers headed to the crash site

Wreckage of Trigana ATR 42-300 spotted: Rescue workers headed to the crash site

Indonesian investigation and rescue team are heading to the remote part of Indonesia’s Papua region where the villagers have spotted the wreckage of the missing Trigana Air Service plane carrying 54 people on board. The flight crashed into dense forests of Bintang mountains according to the villagers claiming, they witnessed the crash. The lost aircraft is an ATR 42-300 model carrying 44 adult passengers, 5 children (3 infants) and 5 crew members.

The aircraft was flying over eastern Papua region headed for Oksibil airport but lost contact with ATC around 2:55pm local time. The authorities report the cause of the crash is still unclear but is under investigation and also they believe the bad weather may have triggered the incident.

Around fifty search and rescue workers, military men and policemen are headed for Oksibil to the crash site after the search airplane confirmed the debris location. Indonesian President JOKO Widodo expressed his condolences on a social media site: twitter and called all personnel to “pray together” for the victims.

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