Thirteen people have been killed after an Indonesian Military Transport Plane crashed in the east of the country today. The Hercules C-130 plane took off from Timika City in Papua province carrying 12 crew and one passenger, but came down in a remote mountainous region shortly before its scheduled landing. Air force Chief Agus Supriatna said the aircraft was carrying three Pilots, eight Technicians, a Navigator and a Military Officer, as well as food and cement.
Weather around the area is known to be unpredictable, and the plane went in and out of clouds before the crash. Rescuers located the plane debris soon after the crash and all 13 bodies have been recovered. Supriatna said a team was heading to the site to investigate.