JAKARTA - The Merpati Nusantara Twin Otter plane that went missing in the Papua region of Indonesia has been localized. The plane has been found in the Ampisibil area in the district of Pegunungan Bintang. The plane went missing two days ago. Commander of the Search and Rescue team in Jayapura, Suandi Miharja, said that the plane was found at 06:30 local time by pilot Erik Doglas when he was looking for the plane from the sky.
Erik Doglas noticed the tail of the Twin Otter in a mountainous region at a height of 3.200 meters. The faith of the 16 passengers and crew is not known yet as search and rescue teams did not reach the location yet. They were sent out shortly after the plane was found though.