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

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 .