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  • Indonesia Plane Crash: 12-year-old Boy, Only Survivor

    Indonesian search and rescue teams found eight victims and one survivor after a small plane crashed in the eastern province of Papua, police said on Sunday.

    A 12-year-old boy was found alive in the wreckage of the plane crash which killed eight people in Indonesia. The child suffered broken bones and was being treated at the local hospital.

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    The Dimonim Air passenger plane carrying nine people, including the 12-year old child who was the only survivor, lost contact with air traffic control on Saturday afternoon and was later found by local residents in Pegunungan Bintang district.

    Photos from the scene show the boy conscious and looking at the camera. He was found with the wreckage on a mountainside near the border with Papua New Guinea on Sunday morning.

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    The Swiss-made Pilatus aircraft he had been travelling in lost contact with air traffic control on Saturday afternoon, shortly before it was due to land at Oksibil airport.

    The plane, owned by private charter Dimonim Air, had been travelling from Tanah Merah, about 40 minutes flight south, to Oksibil in the province of Papua when it went down.

    It was carrying nine people, including two crew members.

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