The Indonesian authorities lost contact with a small cargo plane belonging to the “Rimbon Air” company, fifty minutes after it took off, today, Wednesday, in the far eastern province of Papua.
Local airport authorities and elements of the National Search and Rescue Agency are searching for the missing plane.
The plane, a “Twin Otter 300”, was heading to the Antan Jaya region, coming from the city of Nabri, with building materials on board.
The Indonesian Ministry of Transport said in a statement that a pilot, an assistant and a technician were on board the plane.
“There is no contact with the plane yet,” said Adita Irawati, a spokeswoman for the ministry.
Indonesia, a sprawling archipelago of about 270 million people, has been hit by transport accidents in recent years, including plane crashes and ferry sinkings.