12-year old only survivor in Indonesia plane crash

Published: August 12, 2018 18:47:37 | Updated: August 18, 2018 21:57:35


Indonesian search and rescue teams found eight victims and one survivor, a 12-year old boy, after a small plane crashed in the eastern province of Papua, police said on Sunday.

The Dimonim Air passenger plane carrying nine people, including the 12-year old child, lost contact with air traffic control on Saturday afternoon and was later found by local residents in Pegunungan Bintang district.

The child suffered broken bones and was being treated at the local hospital, reports Reuters.

Indonesia has a patchy aviation safety record with frequent accidents. An AirAsia flight from Surabaya to Kuala Lumpur crashed in the Java Sea in late 2014, killing all 162 people on board.

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