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A passenger plane carrying ten people has been reported missing in eastern Indonesia, airline Aviastar has said.
The small aircraft was travelling between Masamba and Makassar on the island of Sulawesi when it lost contact with the airline.
Dozens of bodies have been pulled from the water after an overloaded wooden boat carrying illegal immigrants from Indonesia sank off the coast of Malaysia.
Maritime search and rescue director Robert Teh said 61 bodies had been recovered so far, with the victims mostly men. There was also one toddler on board, he added.
Only 20 people are believed to have survived the disaster on Thursday.
The search operation will continue today, but if no more bodies are found, Mr Teh said it may be called off.
The boat is believed to have capsized due to overloading and bad weather. The immigrants on board were thought to have been making the journey home for the Eid al-Adha holiday.
A boat bound for Indonesia with around 100 migrants has sunk with fatalities, the Associated Press reports, citing Malaysian authorities.
The bodies of all 54 people on board an Indonesian passenger plane which crashed in a remote area have been found.
The Trigana Air Service ATR 42-300 plane crashed in Indonesia's eastern region of Papua on Sunday.
Search and rescue teams also found the aircraft's black box. The cause of the crash is not yet known but officials have said the plane could have "hit a peak and then fell into a ravine".
Five children and infants were among those on board the short-haul flight from provincial capital Jayapura south to Oksibil town.
The aircraft was also carrying about £300,000 destined for remote villages, as part of an assistance programme.
An Indonesian passenger plane was carrying cash worth around £300,000 in aid for remote villages when it crashed, a post office official said today.
The Trigana Air Service ATR 42-300 plane crashed in Indonesia's eastern region of Papua on Sunday with 54 people on board, including five children and infants.
"There were four people carrying the money, 6.5 billion rupiah ($471,500)," PT Pos spokesman Abu Sofjan said, adding that it was part of an official assistance programme for the poor and was intended to be distributed to villagers.
The short-haul flight was travelling from Sentani Airport in Jayapura, capital of Papua, to Oksibil. All those on board were Indonesian nationals.
Search teams are travelling to an area where debris believed to be from the aircraft was spotted in the heavily forested Bintang Mountains district.
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Rescue officials have confirmed that a search plane has spotted the wreckage of an Indonesian passenger jet that went missing with 54 people on board.
Officials said the wreckage was spotted about 12 km (7 miles) from its destination of Oksibil.
The crashed Indonesian passenger plane went down in the remote region of Papua and crashed into a mountain, according to an Indonesian government official.
The latest information is that the Trigana aircraft that lost contact has been found at Camp 3, Ok Bape district in the Bintang Mountains regency Residents provided information that the aircraft crashed into Tangok mountain.
There was no immediate word on whether anyone survived.
The Indonesian passenger plane that went missing with 54 people on board has been found crashed.
A transportation ministry official confirmed the plane had been found in the Oktabe district of the Papua region.