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Light aircraft crashes in Indonesia, 4 killed

A light airplane crashed on Thursday morning in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua, and all four of its crew members were feared killed, news reports and officials said.

world Updated: Apr 09, 2009 09:14 IST

A light airplane crashed on Thursday morning in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua, and all four of its crew members were feared killed, news reports and officials said.

The Avia Star aircraft was en route from the capital Jayapura to Wamena district, carrying cargo and four crew members. It crashed at about 7 am on Pike Mountain, said Papua police chief Bagus Eko Danto.

Two bodies have been found so far and a search was underway for the other two.

The cause of the accident was not immediately known.

It was the second fatal air crash this week in Indonesia. On Monday, a Fokker F-27 belonging to the Indonesian Air Force crashed in West Java's Bandung airport, killing all 24 people on board.