27 May 2002

Plane with five onboard missing in Papua

10:51 am on 27 May 2002

An Indonesian search and rescue team is searching for a small aircraft that went missing in the province of Papua.

The plane had five people on board.

The aircraft was a private charter and went missing after takeoff from Nabire in heavy rain on Saturday morning en route to Enarotali.

The five on board were the pilot and co-pilot, a mechanic and two passengers -- a mtoher and daughter.