Small plane crashes in Indonesia's Highland Papua

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JAKARTA, June 23 (Xinhua) -- A small plane with six people on board crashed in Indonesia's eastern Highland Papua province on Friday, an official said.

The Grand Caravan plane operated by PT Samuwa Aviasi Mandiri (SAM AIR) went down in a deep forest after leaving Elelim airport in Yalimo district, said Yusuf Latief, spokesman of the national search and rescue office.

"The search by a helicopter found the wreckage of the plane," the spokesman said.

Video footage received by Xinhua from the search and rescue office showed the wreckage of the plane in a deep forest, emitting smoke.

"The wreckage was seen from the air, we have not reached the scene so far. The evacuation is to begin tomorrow (Saturday)," he told Xinhua by phone.

"The people on board comprised a pilot, a crew and four passengers. The plane lost contact this morning," the spokesman said. Enditem

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