Indonesian plane with 9 people loses contact

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USS Seahawk helicopters participate in the search of AirAsia QZ8501 victims from the sky in Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia, Jan. 6, 2015. Xinhua/Agung Kuncahya B.

JAKARTA (Xinhua) – A small plane with nine people on board lost contact on Saturday in Oksibil in Indonesia’s Papua province. According to reports, the PAC 75 type aircraft took off from Tanah Merah at around 01:42 p.m. Eastern Indonesia Standard Time and should have arrived in Oksibil at around 2:20 p.m.Authorities said a search and rescue mission is underway.

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