Not Again: Indonesian Twin-Turbo Aircraft Carrying 54 People Just Disappears

Published 4 years ago by: MrJohn
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at 02:25 PM, 16/08/2015 (4 years ago)

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An Indonesian  aircraft carrying 54 people lost contact with air traffic control on Sunday in the remote, forested eastern Papua region, the National Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) said, with search efforts hampered by failing light as night falls.

"We can't confirm it has crashed. We can say contact has been lost with the plane," BASARNAS chief Bambang Soelystyo told Reuters by phone.

"It's a Trigana airline plane carrying 54 people including 5 crew. We are working to get more details."

According to the official BASARNAS Twitter account, the aircraft, a short-haul ATR 42-300 airliner belonging to Trigana Air Service and built in France and Italy, was carrying 44 adult passengers, five crew and five children and infants.

The plane was flying between Jayapura's Sentani Airport and Oksibil, due south of Jayapura, the capital of Papua province.

The agency's Jayapura office was coordinating the search, a separate tweet read as dusk set in the tropics.

Air transport is commonly used in Papua, Indonesia's easternmost province, where land travel is often impossible.

It was not immediately clear if search efforts would continue into the night in the densely forested mountainous region where the aircraft was traveling.

According to the Aviation Safety Network, an online database, the ATR 42-300 had its first flight 27 years ago. ATR is a joint venture between Airbus and Alenia Aermacchi, a subsidiary of Italian aerospace firm Finmeccanica .

Trigana has been on the EU blacklist of banned carriers since 2007. Airlines on the list are barred from operating in European airspace due to either concerns about its safety standards, or concerns about the regulatory environment in its country of registration.

The airline has a fleet of 14 aircraft, according to the airfleets.com database. These include 10 ATR aircraft and four Boeing 737 classics. These have an average age of 26.6 years, according to the database.

Trigana has had 14 serious incidents since it began operations in 1991, according to the Aviation Safety Network’s online database. Excluding this latest incident, it has written off 10 aircraft.

Indonesia has a patchy aviation safety record and has seen two major plane crashes in the past year, including an AirAsia flight that went down in the Java Sea, killing all on board.

That crash prompted the government to introduce regulations aimed at improving safety.

Indonesia's president promised a review of the aging air force fleet in July after a military transport plane crashed in the north of the country, killing more than 100 people

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PaskyWosky at 02:36 PM, 16/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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Nawa o, the way these big birds disappear into the thin air makes one begin to wonder....they still dey talk bout Malaysian MH367 airline till date, still no trace
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PoliticxGuru at 02:45 PM, 16/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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dis sians sians countries better go Synagogue for total repentance and cleansing
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dareper at 02:53 PM, 16/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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Oh no! Not again
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Wysetots at 03:18 PM, 16/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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Not again !!
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DJSNIPPER at 03:26 PM, 16/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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People should learn how to boycott Malaysia airline and Indonesia airline,they are nothing but bosom y trap waiting to kill any passenger for sacrifices,be wise people!
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dickman2 at 03:36 PM, 16/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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not again..
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dickman2 at 03:36 PM, 16/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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not again..
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Spatacuss at 04:14 PM, 16/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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Una don Make Wasted generation not to ment on this post. Make una take una time ooo b4 una Generation go dey wasted.
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Spatacuss at 04:57 PM, 16/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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Did the flight pass through the Bamodas Triangle where Beneno and Dareper ar living cus i head that any Ship that gose around the Bamodas Triangle will surely disapere
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gogoman at 05:43 PM, 16/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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777...... the more you look the less you see!!!!!!!!!!
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chealseafc at 06:22 PM, 16/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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wasted generation.
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Powerfulify at 07:06 PM, 16/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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May God deliver his people from this hands of unforseen circumstances, God u r d boss on top do sometin bikoooooo.
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taung89 at 07:54 PM, 16/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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Mumu
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Tyahaya at 08:43 PM, 16/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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Well this does it, no Indonesian airline for me.
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chealseafc at 09:03 PM, 16/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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he who kills strangers shall have no peace.
indonesia and malaysia. hhhhmmmmm.
maybe next one go be earthquake.
i no even sorry for una.
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Fashoney at 09:59 PM, 16/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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disappear keh,make e dissapear com bck o
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Fashoney at 10:00 PM, 16/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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disappear keh,make e dissapear com bck o
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elchymo at 10:30 PM, 16/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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Na today? Na normal thing for dat side na
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malamclazzB at 11:34 PM, 16/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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if na for naija them for don talk say na blood sucker
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