Bad weather prevents rescuers from reaching Indonesian plane

August 18, 2015 1:57 AM

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Bad weather prevents rescuers from reaching Indonesian plane

JAYAPURA, Indonesia — Rugged, forested terrain and bad weather Tuesday have prevented rescuers from reaching the site where an Indonesian plane with 54 people on board crashed two days ago.

Smoldering wreckage of the Trigana Air Service turboprop plane was spotted from the air Monday morning in a rugged area of the easternmost province of Papua, rescue officials said. There was no immediate word of any survivors from Sunday’s crash, which happened in bad weather.

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