Papua residents say they have found crashed plane: official
“The plane has been found (by villagers). According to residents, the flight had crashed into a mountain. Verification is still in process,” said the transport ministry’s director-general of air transportation, Suprasetyo, who goes by one name.
The Trigana Air plane disappeared earlier Sunday during a short flight from Papua’s capital Jayapura to a remote settlement in the mountains to the south.
The ATR 42-300 turboprop was carrying 49 passengers, including five children, and five crew.