Lonely Planet Writer

Indonesia passenger plane wreckage located in Papua

The wreckage of a Trigana Air flight that went missing on Sunday with 54 people on board has reportedly been spotted in a remote area of eastern Papua.

Off the coast of Papua, Indonesia.
Off the coast of Papua, Indonesia. Image by Jusron Faizal / CC BY 2.0

The Indonesian passenger plane lost contact at 2.55pm local time on Sunday en route from the provincial capital, Jayapura, to the town of Oksibil. It is not yet known if there were any survivors, with bad weather and rugged terrain reportedly hampering the efforts of rescue teams to reach the site. Read more: bbc.co.uk