No Survivors in Indonesian Plane Crash

Officials said Tuesday rescuers recovered the remains of all 54 people on board the Trigana Air plane that crashed into the mountainous region of eastern Papua province. “The plane was totally destroyed and all the bodies were burned and difficult to identify,” National Search and Rescue Agency chief Henry Bambang Soelistyo said. All passengers were Indonesians, including three local government officials and two members of the local parliament who were traveling to Oksibil to attend a ceremony for the 70th anniversary of Indonesia’s independence from Dutch colonial rule. The plane’s “black boxes” were also found in good condition. The plane was flying from Jayapura to Oksibil when it lost contact during bad weather.