Indonesian police plane crashes near Batam, fifteen missing
Saturday, December 3, 2016
The domestic flight from Singaporean at 10:22 Batam local time; Singapore has controlled some Indonesian airspace since the 1940s. Fisherman have located wreckage and body parts off the coast of in the which also include Batam.on to Batam lost contact with
Theactivated its Crisis Management Centre and has supplied a helicopter and a plane for . Two Singaporean ships are on standby awaiting Indonesian clearance. Three Indonesian naval ships and two patrol boats are also involved.
, the Indonesian search and rescue authority, says a 200 square- (about 700 square ) area is being searched. Items recovered thus far include seats, luggage, and documents. Basarnas head Bambang Soelistyo said survivors were possible.
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