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Indonesian Plane's Blackbox Found

(Xinhua)    20:39, August 18, 2015

Rescuers have discovered the black box of the Indonesian crashed plane at the crash site in Oksibil of Papua.

J.A Barata, spokesman of the transport ministry confirmed that the plane was discovered at 1.40pm local time.

Debris of the plane was spotted on Sunday and it is believed it hit the slope of Mount Tangok, located in Okbape district.

All the bodies of the 54 passengers aboard the crashed ATR42-300 Trigana Air Service plane have been found as of 11.00 a.m.

Operations Director for the Indonesian Search and Rescue Agency, Heronimus Guru, stated that removal efforts for the victims' bodies have already been arranged.

"Considering the location of the crash site is very extreme, a helicopter from Freeport will be used to evacuate the bodies from the location and bring them to Oksibil before they are flown to Jayapura."

The location of the accident is about 15 to 20 kilo-meters from the airport of Oksibil, according to National Police chief General Badrodin Haiti.

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