Monday, August 11, 2008

Aid plane crashes in Indonesia's Papua, one dead

JAYAPURA, Indonesia-An American pilot has died after his light plane delivering food aid in Indonesia's remote Papua province crashed, an official from the missionary organization said on Sunday.Contact with the plane was lost on Saturday in between the Taive and Nduduk districts, said Norbertus Tunyanan, aviation manager for the Association of Mission Aviation in Wamena, about 275 km (171 miles) southwest of the provincial capital Jayapura.He said initials reports indicated the pilot had died and rescuers were trying to reach the wreckage.Air transport is commonly used in Papua, Indonesia's easternmost province, where land travel is often impossible.
As in the days of Noah...

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