All 18 in Indonesia plane crash dead: Rescuers

Last Updated: Saturday, October 1, 2011 - 13:28

Jakarta: All 18 people on board a plane that
crashed in a remote area of Indonesia`s Sumatra island were
found dead on Saturday, rescue officials said.

"Two teams were lowered to the crash site and they have
confirmed that all 18 people on the plane have died," national
search and rescue agency operations head Sunarbowo Sandi said
on live television.

Hopes of finding survivors from Thursday`s crash had been
raised when the mother of one of the passengers said her
daughter had phoned her and a door on the aircraft was seen to
have been opened after the plane came down.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, October 1, 2011 - 13:28

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