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Trigana Flight TGN267 Goes Missing Over Papua with 54 Passengers & Crew Onboard

National Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) said the domestic Trigana Air Service was carrying 54 passengers and crew - including five children - is missing.

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An Indonesian flight carrying 54 passengers and crews has gone missing over Papua.

The National Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) said the domestic Trigana Air Service was carrying 49 passengers - including five children - and five crew members.

The plane was flying between Sentani Airport Jayapura and Oksibil in Papua, a region of Indonesia, and is said to have lost contact with air traffic control.

BASARNAS chief Bambang Soelystyo is reported to have told the Reuters news agency: "We can't confirm it has crashed. We can say contact has been lost with the plane."

The agency tweeted it has "implemented the search for the plane".

The 45-minute flight took off at around 6.10am UK time and had been due to land at 6.55am.

Status: Preliminary
Date: Sunday 16 August 2015
Time: 14:55
Type: ATR 42-300
Operator: Trigana Air Service
Registration: PK-YRN
C/n / msn: 102
First flight: 1988-05-28 (27 years 3 months)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW120
Crew: Fatalities: / Occupants: 5
Passengers: Fatalities: / Occupants: 49
Total: Fatalities: / Occupants: 54
Airplane damage: Missing
Airplane fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location: between Jayapura and Oksibil ( Indonesia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature: Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport: Jayapura-Sentani Airport (DJJ/WAJJ), Indonesia
Destination airport: Oksibil Airport (OKL/WAJO), Indonesia
Flightnumber: IL267
Trigana Air Service flight IL267 is reported missing on a domestic flight between Jayapura-Sentani Airport (DJJ) and Oksibil Airport (OKL) in Indonesia. On board are 49 passengers and 5 crew members.
The ATR-42 departed Jayapura at 14:21 LT (05:21 UTC) and was expected to arrive at Oksibil at 15:16 LT (06:16 UTC). Contact was lost at 14:55 LT (05:55 UTC).
Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
28 May 1988 F-WWEZ ATR first flight
22 August 1988 F-GFTO ATR new registration
29 September 1988 N421TE Resort Air bought
1 October 1989 N421TE Trans States Airlines transferred
13 December 1990 N421TE Trans States Airlines Incident: Blew 2 tyres after swerving on landing Madison, WI. Cause: Steering differential valve defective.
16 Jun 1997 N421TE Trans States Airlines Incident: Evacuated following left engine fire warning during taxi At St. Louis, MO. Warning was false. Cause: Bleedair duct leak.
8 August 1999 N421TE Trans States Airlines Incident: Diverted to Springfield, IL after left engine was shut down due to "low oil pressure" warning.
23 July 2000 N421TE Trans States Airlines Incident: Emergency landing due to flight control difficulty while in cruise flight. Cause: Failure of aileron trim switch due to foreign material contamination.
5 February 2003 N421TE Trans States Airlines Incident: Emergency diversion to Bloomington, IL after crew saw and smelled smoke.
23 February 2003 N421TE Trans States Airlines Incident: Nose gear axle broke; right wheel separated during taxi at St. Louis, MO.
21 January 2005 PK-YRN Trigana Air Service bought

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No doubt that the eventually recovered Black Box will reveal "Snackbars!" as last words spoken on that flight.

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Indonesian plane crashed into mountain
An aircraft with 54 people on board crashed in Indonesia's remote and mountainous region of Papua, a government official citing local residents says.

Jakarta: Indonesia's transport ministry says the Trigana plane that went missing in the Papua province with 54 people on board has been found by local villagers.

There were no reports yet of any survivors. Indonesia's transport ministry spokesman J.A. Barata told news agencies search and rescue teams would head to the site at first light on Monday. The two eight-member teams would leave Jayapura at 6am AEST.

The Indonesian twin-turboprop aircraft lost contact with air traffic control on Sunday in the remote, forested eastern Papua region, the National Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) said, with search efforts hampered by failing light as night fell.

A Trigana Air Service's ATR42-300 twin turboprop plane takes off at Supadio airport in Pontianak, Indonesia in 2010. The same type of aeroplane is believed to have crashed carrying 54 people on Sunday.
"It's a Trigana airline plane carrying 54 people including five crew. We are working to get more details," BASARNAS chief Bambang Soelystyo said after the plane disappeared from radar.

According to the official BASARNAS Twitter account, the aircraft, a short-haul ATR 42-300 airliner belonging to Trigana Air Service and built in France and Italy, was carrying 44 adult passengers, five crew, two children and three babies.

Sito, an officer from search and rescue agency BASARNAS in Jayapura, said all 54 people on board were Indonesians.

A man arrives at Trigana Air Service's office in Jakarta on Sunday evening. Photo: Darren Whiteside
President Joko Widodo tweeted his condolences to the victims of the accident. "Let us pray together," he said.

On his Facebook page, Mr Joko posted a report from the minister of transport. It said according to Ludi, the head of the search and rescue agency in the Papuan provincial capital of Jayapura, the missing flight had been located at camp three in the Ogbape district of the Bingang mountain regency.

"Locals have informed us that the flight crashed on to Mount Tangok," the update said. Evacuation teams from the natural disaster mitigating agency, along with army officers and police personnel from Oksibil were on their way to the accident scene, it said.

Family and friends of passengers on the missing Trigana Air flight seek information at Sentani Airport, Jayapura on Sunday night. Photo: Antara Foto
A team from BASARNAS would work with the army to search for the crash site, with the operation coordinated from the Jayapura air force base.

The plane left Jayapura's Sentani Airport for Oksibil, the capital of Papua province due south of Jayapura, at 2.33pm and lost contact at 2.55pm.

Ten minutes before it was due to land, the plane contacted Oksibil control tower asking to descend, Captain Beny Sumaryanto, Trigana Air's service director of operations, said.

But the plane never arrived. Half an hour later, Trigana Air sent another turboprop plane over the same route to look for the missing aircraft, he said.

"We strongly suspect it's a weather issue. It is not overcapacity, as the plane could take 50 passengers," Sumaryanto said.

Mr Barata confirmed the plane had lost contact and said it was supposed to arrive at Oksibil airport just after 4pm.

"We are not sure what happened to the plane yet and we are co-ordinating with local authorities," he said.

"The weather is currently very bad there, it's very dark and cloudy. It's not conducive for a search. The area is mountainous."

The agency's Jayapura office coordinated an earlier search, a separate tweet read as dusk fell in the tropics.

Papua police spokesman Patridge Renwarin told detik.com that police and the Indonesian army sent response teams after locals reported seeing a plane crash in Bape village in the Bintang mountains in Oksibil.

Air transport is commonly used in Papua, Indonesia's easternmost province, where land travel is often impossible.

According to the Aviation Safety Network, an online database, the ATR 42-300 had its first flight 27 years ago. ATR is a joint venture between Airbus and Alenia Aermacchi, a subsidiary of Italian aerospace firm Finmeccanica.

Airline blacklisted in Europe

Trigana has been on the EU blacklist of banned carriers since 2007. Airlines on the list are barred from operating in European airspace due to either concerns about its safety standards, or concerns about the regulatory environment in its country of registration.

The airline has a fleet of 14 aircraft, according to the airfleets.com database. These include 10 ATR aircraft and four Boeing 737 classics. These have an average age of 26.6 years, according to the database.

Trigana has had 14 serious incidents since it began operations in 1991, according to the Aviation Safety Network's online database. Excluding this latest incident, it has written off 10 aircraft.

Indonesia has a patchy aviation safety record and has seen two major plane crashes in the past year, including an AirAsia flight that went down in the Java Sea, killing all on board.

That crash prompted the government to introduce regulations aimed at improving safety.

Indonesia's president promised a review of the ageing air force fleet in July after a military transport plane crashed in the north of the country, killing more than 100 people.

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