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  • Trigana Air ATR 42 missing

    Indonesian plane missing over Papua region

    Contact was lost just before 15:00 local time (06:00 GMT) after take-off from Sentani airport in the regional capital Jayapura.

    54 people on board

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-33951718
    Last edited by HansPeter; 2015-08-18, 11:27. Reason: Title updated

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    Aircraft/Flight

    Reported to be a ATR 42-300

    MSN 102 - reg. PK-YRN

    First flight date 28/05/1988

    On route from Jayapura-Sentani Airport, Indonesia to Oksibil Airport, Indonesia.

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    • #3
      RIP.

      Another name for the "Not flying them" list.
      If it 'ain't broken........ Don't try to mend it !

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      • #4
        On the European Union Blacklist

        Originally posted by brianw999 View Post
        RIP.

        Another name for the "Not flying them" list.
        Already on the list. Trigana Air has been on the European Union blacklist of banned carriers since 2007.

        BBC writes:
        Trigana Air has had 14 serious incidents since it began operations in 1991, losing 10 aircraft in the process, according to the Aviation Safety Network.

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        • #5
          They think they've found the wreckage. Doesn't sound like there would be any survivors.

          http://news.yahoo.com/indonesian-pla...091759989.html

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          • #6
            flame if need be but the first thing that came to my mind when i read this was "andre, you've lost ANOTHER submarine??"

            seems like indonesia may be becoming a bit africa like as far as aviation safety or lack thereof is concerned. not to mention they have and continue to be super tight lipped about the truth.

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            • #7
              The lost aircraft was reportedly carrying approximately $500,000 for distribution to local poor communities.

              http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/0...0QL09B20150817

              Cue the conspiracy theorists !
              If it 'ain't broken........ Don't try to mend it !

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              • #8
                The Conspiracy Theory

                Originally posted by brianw999 View Post
                Cue the conspiracy theorists !

                How would that go?

                Someone killing the crew and jumping out with the cash or the crew taking the cash and abandoning the aircraft?

                Does anyone know the procedures for transporting large amounts of money?

                My guess would be that the money would be safe in the cargo hold and not accessible to the crew or passengers.

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                • #9
                  Crash site found in densly wooded area

                  Crash site from the air - Difficult to access and no sign of survivors.



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                  Last edited by HansPeter; 2015-08-17, 15:18. Reason: Image

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                  • #10
                    Coordinates

                    Coordinates of crash site reported to be 04' 49" 289 S - 140' 29" 953 E

                    I have made a map showing the crash site and the airport.

                    It looks like the crew descended to early maybe they flew into clouds. (Daytime flight)

                    On the other hand it could be a mechanical issues, but they didn't report any issues.

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