Indonesian Flight TGN267 , ‘Trigana Air Service plane’ ,54 On Board, Goes Missing In Papua

The aviation industry is potentially sitting on another airline disaster after an  Indonesian domestic Flight TGN267, ‘Trigana Air Service’ plane , also  the third aircraft to go missing in Asia over the last   18 months, lost contact with air traffic control  with 54 people on board in a remote Indonesian area of  Papua province today.

The flight by Trigana Air Service departed from Sentani Airport in Jayapura at 2:22 p.m. and was scheduled to touch down  in Oksibil at about 3:16 p.m however, Flight TGN267  went out of contact with control  at approximately  2:55 p.m, with no immediate confirmation of any distress calls made from the Flight TGN267  .

On board the missing flight were 44 adult passengers, five children along with  five crew members.Although a search was launched earlier today,it was soon called off  off due to poor weather and darkness falling.

At present Indonesian officials cannot confirm why the flight went missing or whether or not the flight crashed, apart from the fact that the weather was clear when the plane took off in Jayapura, whilst  thunderstorms  were recorded over a mountainous area  along the missing  Flight TGN267’s  flight path.

The speculation is that a further deterioration in  weather patterns over the next few days could  hamper the  search efforts in the mountainous area with some  peaks as high as 3 kilometers (10,000 feet) and  very steep slopes that will affect ground searches and  radio frequencies by Sibusiso Ngwenya. see more at

photo-ibtimes. A Trigana Air Service ATR 42-300 plane, similar to the missing  Flight TGN267.

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