Two days after an Indonesian plane belonging to Trigana Air went missing over the mountains, it has been confirmed that the plane was totally destroyed after it crashed in the western Papua region , leaving no survivors, the country's top rescue official said.
Rescuers on Tuesday reached the site in remote eastern Indonesia where a plane crashed carrying 54 people and large sums of money, and found the aircraft "completely destroyed", a search and rescue official said.
Indonesia scored poorly on a 2014 safety audit by the United Nations` aviation agency largely because its Ministry of Transportation is understaffed, said two sources familiar with the matter, as the country struggles to cope with the rapid expansion of air travel.
An Indonesian passenger plane that crashed with 54 people on board in Papua province was carrying cash worth around USD 470,000 for remote villages, a post office spokesman said on Monday as rescue teams headed to the mountainous site where it went down.
Rescuers battled on Monday to reach a remote, mountainous site in eastern Indonesia where debris has been spotted after a plane carrying 54 people and cash worth almost half a million dollars crashed at the weekend.
Rescue teams were heading to the site of an air crash in rugged eastern Indonesia on Sunday after villagers found the wreckage of a passenger plane which went missing with 54 people aboard, officials said.
The wreckage of a passenger plane which went missing with 54 people aboard in rugged eastern Indonesia on Sunday has been found by villagers, an official said, in the latest fatal accident to hit the country's aviation sector.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed deep remorse on Friday over World War II and said previous national apologies were unshakeable, but emphasised future generations should not have to keep saying sorry.
Indonesian police have arrested three militants with links to the Islamic State group who were planning to launch bomb attacks during independence day celebrations next week, police and sources said Friday.
An Indonesian court has overturned convictions against a Canadian teacher and an Indonesian teaching assistant who were serving 10 years in jail for sexually abusing three young children at a prestigious international school in Jakarta, their lawyer said on Friday.
A massive refrigerated cargo ship believed to be loaded with slave-caught fish was seized by Indonesia's navy and brought to shore today, officials said, after The Associated Press informed authorities it had entered the country's waters.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo replaced major economic ministers in a cabinet reshuffle Wednesday less than a year into his term, after facing criticism for failing to revive growth which is at a six-year low.
An Israeli who was only granted a visa at the 11th hour to compete in the world badminton championships in Muslim-majority Indonesia blamed the immigration saga for his early departure from the tournament on Tuesday.