The week-long search for a deHavilland DHC-6 that went down in
the jungles of Indonesia's West Papua province was spotted over the
weekend. All 18 people on board -- 14 passengers and four crew
members -- were lost in the mishap.
"The plane was believed to have hit the mountain and was totally
burned... all passengers are feared dead," said Lt. Col. Paulus
Waterpau, police chief in Timika, who was quoted by the Associated
The aircraft, which belonged to GT Air -- a charter service
owned by the local government -- was partially submerged in a
river, according to Waterpau. Recovery teams were set to begin
removing the bodies on Tuesday.