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Old 16th Aug 2015, 09:12
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Missing Indonesian Aircraft

Sky reporting Indonesian Aircraft with 54 on board missing Papua region.
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Old 16th Aug 2015, 09:17
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Trigana Air
ATR-42
54 POB
PK-YRN

Trigana Air Service flight TGN267 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 14:21 LT (05:21 UTC).
Darkness will hit in around 30 minutes. Not a good area to get lost in, for those that don't know the area, its very remote, basically no assistance anywhere between airports, nothing but high elevation mountainous regions.

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Old 16th Aug 2015, 09:47
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Is that why it reports that it took off at the same time that contact was lost? Ie there is no radar so there never was 'contact'.?
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Old 16th Aug 2015, 09:51
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Not a good area to get lost in
That is to put it mildly. Airfield elevation 4205 Ft, 9000+ jungle covered peaks within 10 miles from threshold. There is rock in every cloud there...
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ASN are reporting contact lost at 05:55 UTC, ie approximately halfway into the flight. Doesn't look good.
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Old 16th Aug 2015, 10:04
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FR24 Reporting no ADS-B fitted.

Unconfirmed reports of SAR activity in the Sape valley, between Abmisibil and Oksibil.
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Old 16th Aug 2015, 10:06
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https://translate.google.com/transla...-ok-bape-papua


Jakarta - Search Trigana Air plane lost contact in Papua continued. Police follow up reports from the public who saw the aircraft crashed in the village of Bape, District Oksibil, Bintang Mountains Regency, Papua Province.

"Yes, so while this from the police in Oksibil, Bintang Mountains, again responded no information from the public saw the plane fall in the area Bape," said Head of the Papua Police spokesman Senior Commissioner warin Patridge told AFP on Sunday (16/08/2015).

Not only is the police that move, the team of TNI also has led to the site to ascertain whether the plane crashed in the area.

"For a while the police and military has led," he said.

Previously reported the National SAR Agency has received information that Trigana plane carrying 54 people composed of 49 passengers and 5 crew who lost contact during a flight from Sentani-Oksibil, Papua. "The plane Trigana Air routes Sentani-Oksibil lost contact at 05:55 UTC / 14:55 LT (local time) POB 54 people," he told AFP from official twitterSAR_NASIONAL, Sunday (16/08/2015).

Trigana plane lost contact type ATR 42 with registration PK-YRN. "Pilot Capt Hasanuddin pilots take off from Sentani airport at 05:21 UTC Oksibil goal," he said.

The plane is scheduled to arrive at the airport Oksibil at 06:16 UTC or 15:04 pm CDT. However, until now there has been no news. "ETA Trigana plane at 06:16 UTC with POB 54: 44 adults, 2 children, 3 children and 5 crew (flight Attended) has not yet arrived at the airport Oksibil," he said.


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Indonesian airplane with 54 on board missing in Papua region - officials ? RT News
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Old 16th Aug 2015, 10:50
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This will be their 11th hull loss.
Think about that as a great indicator of Indonesia's overall attitude to flight safety. You'd think they'd have been stopped from operating at some point....but no...cash is king. This is why I'll never give them a cent of my tourism cash. Shysters.
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Old 16th Aug 2015, 11:11
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I said it after MH370 and others

A 100 dollar GPS tracker attached to airplanes, with about 20-30 dollars in subscription fees each year, and SAR responders are already on their way to wherever this plane is....

We would have saved HOW many millions in the (to date) fruitless search for MH370.

We would have saved HOW much money and time in locating Air Asia 8501.

It's time.
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Old 16th Aug 2015, 12:22
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A 100 dollar GPS tracker attached to airplanes, with about 20-30 dollars in subscription fees each year, and SAR responders are already on their way to wherever this plane is....
Reports indicate that villagers near Oksibil saw the aircraft crashed and contacted the authorities. So they have a good idea where the plane is.

But like UAV689 mentioned, the terrain there is very rugged. With poor weather and the fact that the SAR there can't operate at night, unfortunately it's a very bad situation for any possible survivors.
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Old 16th Aug 2015, 12:29
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Flight is only about 50mins but it crosses a very remote jungle area




You'd think they'd have been stopped from operating at some point
slightly off topic, but I wasn't surprised by the number of Indonesion airlines which are on the euro ban list, including Trigana.
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The wreckage of an Indonesian plane carrying 54 people has been found in the remote western Papua region, officials say.
The Trigana Air flight left the regional capital Jayapura for Oksibil in the south at 14:21 local time (05:21GMT), but lost contact with ground control.
Indonesia's transport minister said the aircraft had been found in the Bintang highlands region of Oksibil.
It is not yet known if anyone survived.
Indonesia passenger plane wreckage found in remote Papua - BBC News
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Old 16th Aug 2015, 15:14
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SAR statement via social media following news that the plane has been found:

(loose translation)

1. At this time the Joint SAR team has not arrived at the location where local residents reported seeing the Trigana aircraft crash

2. Until the Joint SAR team arrives at the crash location and can directly verify the situation, we cannot confirm any news being reported elsewhere

3. We are awaiting direct reports from the team which was dispatched this afternoon to the presumed point where the Trigana flight lost contact

4. To ensure accuracy of the news being disseminated, it is best to wait for direct reports from the Joint SAR team which is making their way to the crash site

5. The characteristics of the terrain in Papua (Oksibil) makes it difficult to quickly reach the presumed crash location as reported by local residents

6. At this point BASARNAS (National SAR) has not received the Trigana flight crash site coordinates

7. We urge all parties to wait for the Joint SAR team findings from the field to ensure the information being disseminated is more precise and accurate
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ATR 42 down in Indonesia

Villagers find wreckage of Indonesian plane in Papua - Al Jazeera English

ATR 42 wreckage found in Indonesia
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Old 16th Aug 2015, 16:59
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"Officials suspect that the crash was caused by bad weather."
Probable cause issued.
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Old 16th Aug 2015, 17:08
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And the article picked up on this thread already!
Let's keep it professional, fellas.
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Old 16th Aug 2015, 21:06
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3 out of 4 previous trigana accidents with fatalities were cfit in heavy rain or clouds, twotter against cumulogranite.
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Old 16th Aug 2015, 22:23
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Those boys and girls go in and out of there daily, 3 to 4 times a day.
It is an unbelievably dodgy airfield... but you follow the "rules" of going in there and all should be ok.
The weather is always "bad" there with big build ups and IMC being normal. But you just don't descend until you are over certain points.
They should know better than that...
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Old 16th Aug 2015, 23:47
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My guestimate of the area of interest based on villager reports and the W66 airway between JPA VOR and ZX NDB:

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