Rescuers Head to Crashed Indonesian Plane: Official

August 16, 2015 9:56 PM

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Rescuers Head to Crashed Indonesian Plane: Official

Jayapura, Indonesia: Rescue teams were heading to the site of an air crash in rugged eastern Indonesia Monday after villagers found the wreckage of a passenger plane which went missing with 54 people aboard, officials said.

The plane operated by Indonesian carrier Trigana Air lost contact with air traffic control just before 3:00 pm (0600 GMT) Sunday after taking off from Jayapura, the capital of Papua province, the search and rescue agency said.

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