Indonesia search team finds black box for Trigana aircraft in Papua: Official

Indonesia search team finds black box for Trigana aircraft in Papua: Official
Left: Grieving relatives of the missing Trigana Air ATR 42-300 aircraft and feared to have crashed cry as they wait for information at the crisis centre in Jayapura on August 17, 2015. The handout aerial photo (right) released by the National Search and Rescue Agency shows the wreckage from a Trigana Air ATR 42-300 twin-turboprop scattered amongst trees.
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JAKARTA - Search and Rescue workers have found the black box for a Trigana Air passenger aircraft that crashed in the remote mountainous interior of the country's eastern most province, a transportation ministry official said on Tuesday.

"At 1:40 local time the Trigana Air black box was found,"Transportation Ministry Julius Arivada Barata told Reuters by text message.

Earlier, the National Search and Rescue Agency said the twin turboprop ATR-42-300 probably hit a peak on Sunday before crashing into a ravine in the Bintang Mountains district, about 7 nautical miles from Oksibil.

ATR is a joint venture between Airbus and Alenia Aermacchi, a subsidiary of Italian aerospace firm Finmeccanica .

 

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