Light aircraft with nine passengers is lost while flying over the eastern mountains of Indonesia

A Swiss-made Pilatus PC-6 Porter aircraft from Dimonin Air, carrying nine people, including a child, disappeared in the Indonesian mountains (file photo)

Light aircraft with nine passengers is lost while flying over the eastern mountains of Indonesia, while locals report hearing "loud noises and an explosion"

  • A plane with nine passengers has disappeared in the mountains of Indonesia
  • A search is being carried out after the plane lost contact and local residents heard a bang & # 39;
  • The people on board included two pilots and seven passengers, including a child

Australian Associated Press

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Monica O & # 39; shea for Daily Mail Australia

A light aircraft carrying nine people, including a child, disappeared while flying over a mountainous region in eastern Indonesia.

A search for light commercial airplanes is being conducted after locals heard "loud noises and an explosion".

The Swiss-made Pilatus PC-6 Porter aircraft manufactured by Dimonin Air was on a 42-minute flight from Tanah Merah to Oksibil, on the border with Papua New Guinea.

A Swiss-made Pilatus PC-6 Porter aircraft from Dimonin Air, carrying nine people, including a child, disappeared in the Indonesian mountains (file photo)

A Swiss-made Pilatus PC-6 Porter aircraft from Dimonin Air, carrying nine people, including a child, disappeared in the Indonesian mountains (file photo)

The head of the local police, Michael Mumbunan, said it could take hours for rescuers to reach the "supposed site of the accident."

He said the plane "lost contact" after communicating with an air traffic control tower in Oksibil just before it landed.

A list of the crew showed that the plane had seven passengers and two pilots on board, including a child.

Indonesia has a history of fatal air accidents, including flight 267 of flight 267 of August 2015 Trigana air service, which crashed into Tangok mountain, killing 54 people on board.

The light commercial aircraft was on a 42-minute flight from Tanah Merah in Indonesia to Oksibil in Papua

The light commercial aircraft was on a 42-minute flight from Tanah Merah in Indonesia to Oksibil in Papua

The light commercial aircraft was on a 42-minute flight from Tanah Merah in Indonesia to Oksibil in Papua

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