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4 bodies recovered from crashed Indonesia cargo plane

Sep 25, 2019 - 1:38 PM

Indonesia's search and rescue agency finds the bodies near the wreckage of the crashed plane

PLANE CRASH. The widow of a pilot, whose Twin Otter aircraft went missing en route to Ilaga, grieves at the Mozes Kilangin airport in Timika, Papua province, on September 25, 2019. Photo by Sevianto Pakiding/AFP

Lion Air jet should have been grounded before fatal crash – Indonesia

Nov 28, 2018 - 9:25 PM

'The plane was no longer airworthy and it should not have kept flying,' says the aviation head of Indonesia's National Transport Safety Committee

ndonesia's National Transportation Safety Commission's (KNKT) deputy head Haryo Satmiko (2nd R) delivers a preliminary report on Lion Air flight JT 610 during a press conference in Jakarta on November 28, 2018. Lion Air must improve its safety culture and better document repair work on its planes, Indonesian authorities said on November 28, in preliminary findings into last month's crash that killed all 189 people on board. Bay ISMOYO / AFP

Body parts found after plane goes missing near Riau Islands

Dec 04, 2016 - 2:49 PM

The M28 Skytruck plane carrying 13 people lost contact with air traffic control Saturday December 3 during a flight from Pangkal Pinang Bangka Belitung province to Batam in the Riau Islands province in western Indonesia

All victims of Indonesia plane crash recovered from jungle

Aug 20, 2015 - 2:59 PM

Authorities had initially hoped to use helicopters to transport the remains from the site but bad weather meant the bodies had to be carried on foot out of the jungle

Indonesian rescuers carry the body of victims of the crashed Trigana Air ATR 42-300 plane as they arrive at Sentani Airport, near Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia, on August 19, 2015. Photo by Wawa Khatulistiwa/EPA

Bad weather hampers recovery efforts after Indonesia plane crash

Aug 19, 2015 - 2:04 PM

Rescuers finally reached the crash site two days later after initial efforts were hindered by the rough terrain thick fog and heavy rain

Rescuers evacuating bodies of the victims of the crashed Trigana Air at the crash site near Oksibil, West Papua, Indonesia, on August 19, 2015. Photo by Indonesian National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas)/EPA

Indonesian plane was transporting $470,000 in cash: official

Aug 17, 2015 - 12:42 PM

The Trigana Air plane was transporting about 6 5 billion rupiah 470 000 in cash to distribute to poor families

A Trigana Air plane at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta, Indonesia, in this file picture dated September 2, 2013. According to media reports on 16 August 2015, a plane belonging to the airline has crashed a mountain in Papua. Photo by Barbara Walton/EPA

Rescuers head to crashed Indonesian plane: official

Aug 17, 2015 - 7:32 AM

The Trigana Air plane disappeared about 10 minutes before reaching its destination Oksibil shortly after it asked permission to start descending to land