Indonesia passenger plane wreckage found in remote Papua


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The wreckage of an Indonesian plane carrying 54 people has been found in the remote western Papua region.

The Trigana Air flight lost contact with ground control as it flew from the capital Jayapura to the town of Oksibil.

Indonesia's transport minister said the aircraft had been found in the Bintang highlands region, not far from its intended landing site at Oksibil airport.

It is not yet known if anyone survived.

The wreckage was discovered by villagers, who then alerted officials.

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