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Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2011-10-01

All 18 passengers aboard a plane that crashed Thursday in the mountains of western Indonesia were found dead Saturday, an official said. The incident is Indonesia's fourth fatal air crash in the past month.

AFP - All 18 people aboard a plane that crashed on Indonesia's Sumatra island were found dead Saturday, an official said, after two days of hampered efforts to reach the remote jungle site.

"Two teams were lowered to the crash site and they have confirmed that all 18 people on the plane have died," national search and rescue agency operations head Sunarbowo Sandi said on live television.

The Nusantara Buana Air Casa 212 turboprop plane went down on Thursday morning in the mountainous Bohorok area, about 70 kilometres (40 miles) northwest of the city of Medan in North Sumatra.

As Sandi confirmed the deaths, scores of relatives let out cries of despair, after their hopes were raised when a victim reportedly called her mother from the plane on Thursday night.

The incident is Indonesia's fourth fatal air crash in the past month.

Date created : 2011-10-01

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