News Here We Go Again?? AIRLINER MISSING Indonesia jet loses contact over Papua

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  1. HS Cult Leader

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    Indonesian plane carrying 54 people loses contact over Papua

    Published August 16, 2015


    An Indonesian airliner with 54 people on board has lost contact over the country’s easternmost province of Papua, an official said.

    Transportation Ministry spokesman Julius Barata says a plane belonging to Trigana Air Service lost contact Sunday afternoon while flying from Jayapura, Papua’s provincial capital, to the Papua city of Okisibil.

    The ATR42-300 twin turboprop plane was carrying 49 passengers and five crew members on the scheduled 42-minute journey, he said. Five children, including three infants, were among the passengers.

    The weather was poor near Oksibil, with heavy rain, strong winds and fog, when the plane lost contact with the airport nine minutes before it was scheduled to land, said Susanto, the head of Indonesia's National Search and Rescue Agency.

    A plane was sent to look for the missing airliner, but the search was later suspended due to darkness, said Susanto, who like many Indonesians goes by one name. The search operation will continue Monday morning, he said.

    Much of Papua is covered with impenetrable jungles and mountains. Some planes that have crashed there in the past have never been found.

    Indonesia has had its share of airline woes in recent years. The sprawling archipelago nation of 250 million people and some 17,000 islands is one of Asia's most rapidly expanding airline markets, but is struggling to provide enough qualified pilots, mechanics, air traffic controllers and updated airport technology to ensure safety.
     
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    Why can't we use a GPS on planes? There's got to be a way to keep better track of these
     
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    You'd think it be a lot easier these days to track them..poor people..
     
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    That technology costs nearly seventeen dollars and is only readily available in 85% of the world.
     
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    Sounds like Chinese confusion prank call but with Chinese air traffic controllers.
     
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    Trigana Airlines has been banned by the European Union since 2007 because of its poor safety record.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-33951854

    The wreckage of an Indonesian plane which went missing with 54 people on board has been spotted in the remote western Papua region, officials say.

    The Trigana Air flight lost contact at 14:55 local time (05:55 GMT) on Sunday as it flew from the provincial capital, Jayapura, to the town of Oksibil.

    Indonesia's transport minister said the aircraft had been found by local people in the Bintang highlands region.
     
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    Why anyone would fly in or out of these countries makes me wonder at this point.