Cargo plane several with people on board loses contact in Indonesia

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Jakarta: According to the information given by the Indonesian Transport Ministry, in an incident that took place today in Papua province of eastern Indonesia where a small cargo plane with several people on board lost contact and a search investigation was underway.

While talking to the media via phone, Transport Ministry spokesperson J.A. Barata went on to say: “The cargo plane lost contact today (Wednesday). Now we are checking the number of crew.”

Marsudi, a spokesman of the national search and rescue office, said the C208 Caravan plane was en route to Wajo and Sentani.

It departed at 2.45 p.m. (local time) and was scheduled to arrive at 3:24 p.m.

“The plane sent S.O.S. message during the flight,” Marsudi said.

“Search and rescue for the plane is underway now, involving a plane and personnel from local search and rescue office. But the weather seems unfavorable,” he said.

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