All bodies recovered at Indonesian plane crash site

Jakarta, Aug 18 (IANS) All the bodies of the 54 people aboard an ATR42-300 of Trigana Air Service that crashed have been found, an official said.

Henry Bambang Soelistyo, head of the National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) said the bodies were found in Okbape district near Oksibil city, the flight’s scheduled destination, reported Xinhua.

The plane crashed on Sunday enroute from Jayapura’s Sentani airport for Oksibil.

The debris of the plane, which apparently hit a mountain slope, was spotted on Sunday.

Tatang Kurniadi, head of Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT), said the plane was fit to fly on that day.

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