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An Indonesian plane with 54 people on board is missing in Papua region, officials have said.
Contact was lost with the Trigana Air ATR 42 turboprop just before 15:00 local time (06:00 GMT) after take-off from Sentani airport in the regional capital Jayapura.
The plane was en route to the town of Oksibil in the south of the region.
It is carrying 44 adult passengers, five children and infants, and five crew.
The plane took off from Sentani at 14:21 and contact was lost at 14:55.
Transport ministry spokesman Julius Barata confirmed the disappearance.
"We are not sure what happened to the plane yet and we are co-ordinating with local authorities," he told AFP news agency.
"The weather is currently very bad there, it's very dark and cloudy. It's not conducive for a search. The area is mountainous."
originally posted by: Orwells Ghost
I think there may be some confusion here; Indonesia and Malaysia are actually different countries. There was an Indonesian Airlines plane that went down in Borneo last year as I recall, but I'm not sure that justifies the snarky title...
originally posted by: Zaphod58
Well....this is interesting. They were carrying $470,000 in cash to disburse to poor people near where the flight was supposed to land.