Wreckage of Missing Indonesia Plane Found

Trigana plane found in remote area; villagers report seeing it crash into a mountain
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 16, 2015 9:35 AM CDT
Wreckage of Missing Indonesia Plane Found
In this photo taken in 2010, Trigana Air Service's ATR42-300 twin turboprop plane, the same that crashed today.   (AP Photo)

Wreckage of the Indonesian passenger plane that went missing today has been found, a transportation official tells Reuters, and early indications are that it crashed into a mountainside in remote terrain in eastern Papua. The Trigana Air Service plane, a twin turboprop, issued no distress signal before it went down, reports CNN, and it may have run into bad weather in the mountainous region. The BBC notes that a second plane sent to look for the missing one was forced back by dangerous conditions. Villagers reported seeing the plane crash into the side of a mountain; it's not yet known if there are any survivors. (More Indonesia stories.)

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