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  1. Indonesian plane with 13 on board goes missing

Indonesian plane with 13 on board goes missing

The plane with five crew members and 8 people on board lost its contact about 50 minutes after taking off from Bangka island off the southeast coast of Sumatra island.

By: | New Delhi | Published: December 3, 2016 5:13 PM
indonesian plane, plane goes missing, plane goes missing indonesia, indonesia plane gone missing The plane with five crew members and 8 people on board lost its contact about 50 minutes after taking off from Bangka island off the southeast coast of Sumatra island (PTI)

An Indionesian plane carrying 13 people on board has gone missing in mid-air near the island of Batam near Singapore, authorities said. The plane with five crew members and 8 people on board lost its contact about 50 minutes after taking off from Bangka island off the southeast coast of Sumatra island, a police statement said. The National Search and Rescue Agency has since launched a rescue operation. The NSRA chief Henry Bambang Soelistyo said rescuers were searching seas between Mensanak and Sebangka islands. He said villagers had found a seat and a bag containing a cellphone and police documents.

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