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Indonesian authorities lost contact with a small Rimbun Air cargo plane 50 minutes after take off in the easternmost province of Papua

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Indonesian authorities lost contact with a small Rimbun Air cargo plane 50 minutes after take off Wednesday in the country’s easternmost province, Papua.

Local airport authorities and the National Search and Rescue Agency are looking for the plane.

The Twin Otter 300 aircraft was heading to Intan Jaya district from Nabre district with construction materials on board.

The Ministry of Transport said in a statement that a pilot, a co-pilot and a technician were on board.

“So far, there has been no communication with the Rimbun Air PK-OTW aircraft,” said Adita Irawati, spokesperson for the ministry.

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