Advertisement
Monday, Dec 05, 2022
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

Small Plane Crashes In Indonesia's Papua, Search Operations On To Rescue Crew

A search and rescue team has moved to the area to try to determine the conditions of the plane's three crew members and the best way to evacuate them, Timika rescue agency Chief George Leo Mercy Randang said.

Small Plane Crashes In Indonesia's Papua, Search Operations On To Rescue Crew
Representational Image | File Photo
Small Plane Crashes In Indonesia's Papua, Search Operations On To Rescue Crew
outlookindia.com
2021-09-15T14:09:47+05:30

 A small cargo plane crashed in steep mountainous forest of Indonesia's easternmost Papua province Wednesday, officials confirmed after an aerial search located the lost Rimbun Air plane.

A search and rescue team has moved to the area to try to determine the conditions of the plane's three crew members and the best way to evacuate them, Timika rescue agency Chief George Leo Mercy Randang said.

The Transportation Ministry previously said the local authority lost contact with the Twin Otter 300 plane about 50 minutes after takeoff. It was heading to Intan Jaya district from Nabre district with construction materials on board.

Randang said the weather conditions in the morning when the plane took off were sunny. But it was cloudy where the plane crashed.

The aerial search confirmed the cargo plane crashed in Intan Jaya and was in a destroyed condition on the ground.

At least 10 officers from the search agency, the Indonesian military and national police are trekking to the site to find and assess the crew.

“The important thing for now is to get the team” there, Randang said.

Indonesia, a sprawling archipelago nation of about 270 million people, has been plagued by transportation accidents in recent years, including plane crashes and ferry sinkings.

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

In happy times and sad, Habba Khatun’s sensuous songs make both young and old emotional. With the never-ending conflict bringing tragedies to every doorstep, Habba’s lyrics of separation amplify their mourning.

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

In India, only those relationships between a man and a woman are considered to be legitimate when there is a marriage between the two.

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Virat Kohli, 33, had recently stepped down as India's T20I captain and was subsequently removed as the ODI captain.

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

A Mahila Congress leader, who is the face of the ‘Ladki Hoon, Lad Sakti Hoon’ campaign, however, has accused the party of anti-women bias after she was denied a ticket.

Advertisement