Plane carrying 25 crashes in Indonesia

A passenger crashed in Indonesia’s eastern province of West Papua on Saturday, killing all 25 on board, the Jakarta Globe newspaper reported.

The Chinese-made Xian MA-60 plane belonging to a state-owned firm was en route from the town of Sorong to Kaimana when it came down in the ocean just several hundred meters from the Kaimana airport, police said.

There were 21 passengers and four crew on board.

The cause of the accident is not yet known, although a local airport official said bad weather could have been a factor in the crash.

MOSCOW, May 7 (RIA Novosti)

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