• search
For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts

All 54 dead bodies found at Trigana crash site


Papua New Guinea, Aug 18: Recent reports by the transportation ministry suggest that the dead bodies of all 54 passengers have been found at the Trigana crash site. The Indonesian Trigana Air craft crashed at the mountainous regions of Papua province.

J A Barat, the transport ministry spokesperson said,"There are no survivors. All fifty-four bodies have been found." The ATR42-300 twin turboprop plane was carrying 49 passengers and five crew members.

Indonesia crash 1

Passengers also included five children and 2 infants. The plane is said to have lost contact with the traffic control room just before 3 pm after taking off from Jayapura, the capital of Papua province, the search and rescue agency said.

The plane was just 10 minutes away from a remote place called Oskibil, located in the mountains. The plane was also carrying 6.5 billion rupiah ($470,000) in cash to be used for aide. Haryono, the head of Jayapura post office, said,"Four of our personnel were escorting the funds. The money was in four bags."

Indonesia crash 2

Aviation officials said that Oksibil was a mountainous area where the weather is unpredictable. It can suddenly be windy, stormy and dark here. "We strongly suspect it's a weather issue. It is not overcapacity, as the plane could take 50 passengers," said one of the investigating officials.

OneIndia News

For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more