No survivors in Papua plane crash: Police
Timika: Three people including a foreign pilot were killed after their small plane crashed in a mountainous area of the remote Indonesian
province of Papua Thursday, police said.
The aircraft, which was transporting supplies to
remote villages for a Christian humanitarian association, went
down in Wamena district and nobody survived in the accident,
provincial police chief Wachyono said.
"The association confirmed that the three were
killed," he said, adding that the pilot was a foreigner
whose nationality they were still trying to establish.
A local official at the air transport ministry Jon
Rettob said earlier that the plane has been located with a bad
An Australian and a Slovakian were killed this month
when their small plane crashed in Papua.
The sprawling Indonesian archipelago relies heavily on
air transport and has a poor aviation record. Turbulent
weather conditions in Papua have caused several aviation
accidents in recent years.
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