Plane with 16 aboard goes missing in Indonesia

Jakarta: A twin-engine Indonesian police plane went missing on Saturday with 15 people on board en route to the island of Batam, south of Singapore, police said.

The plane carried 16 people, Xinhua news agency quoted Marsudi, spokesman of Indonesia’s national search and rescue office, The plane is thought to have crashed between the islands of Mensanak and Sebangka or Gentar, a police report obtained by Reuters said.

A search team recovered items apparently identified as being from the missing aircraft, the report said. No other details were immediately available.


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