Missing ATR 42 found, all passengers died upon the plane crash.
Indonesian Airplane crashed 16 August 2015, few minutes after takeoff carrying 54 people aboard been found including crew members, Sunday. The plane scheduled passenger flight by Indonesian domestic airline Trigana Air Service from Sentani to Oksibil, eastern Indonesian province of Papua.
Bad weather cited possible cause of the crash, wreckage found by villagers in the Bintang highlands region of Oksibil. National Search and Rescue Agency deployed search aircraft to find the missing Indonesian plane, however suspended due to foggy weather and was immediately resumed for Indonesian Airplane crashed search and rescue operation.
National Search and Rescue Agency chief Henry Bambang Soelistyo told reporters, at least 38 bodies at the scene and haven’t found any survivors. “The plane was totally destroyed and all the bodies were burned and difficult to identify.”, “There is no chance anyone survived.”, “The teams have succeeded in getting to the location by foot.” “Right now, they are preparing equipment for the evacuation process and also building a helipad.”
On August 17, additional search aircraft augmented by a search team. Incident considered as airline’s deadliest accident in its 25-year history with 54 deaths, accident involving the ATR 42 and third deadliest in eight months in Indonesia. Following Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501 and Indonesian Air Force Lockheed C-130 Hercules crash.
Aviation analyst Dudi Sudibyo said, “I can say that a pilot who is capable of flying there will be able to fly an aircraft in any part of the world,” believed Papua a particular dangerous place to fly because of its mountainous terrain and rapidly changing weather patterns.
Airline’s crisis center official in Jayapura’s Sentani airport, Budiono said, passengers in the Indonesian Airplane crashed were all Indonesians, included three local government officials and two members of the local parliament. Who were to attend a ceremony, Monday, in Oksibil marking the 70th anniversary of Indonesia’s independence from Dutch colonial rule. IMAGE/GETTY