Trigana Air Service Plane Was Carrying $470,000 When It Crashed

August 17, 2015 9:18 AM

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Trigana Air Service Plane Was Carrying $470,000 When It Crashed

JAKARTA, Indonesia — A passenger plane that crashed with 54 people on board in Indonesia's Papua province was carrying cash worth around $470,000 for remote villages, a post office spokesman said Monday.

Earlier, a search and rescue plane spotted debris believed to be from the aircraft in the heavily forested Bintang Mountains district, local police chief Yunus Wally told the Antara news agency, adding that a search team was approaching the area.

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