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Plane Wreckage Located in Indonesia

Indonesian search and rescue team found the wreckage of the Twin Otter plane that belongs to Indonesian airline company Merpati Nusantara, with the fate of 16 passengers onboard yet to be confirmed, the team's coordinator said on Tuesday, China Daily reports.

Merpati said pilot Frans Noble and co-pilot Dedi Sudrahat, a mechanic, 11 adult passengers and two babies were onboard the plane, The Jakarta Post reports.

The Merpati Nusantara Airlines plane crashed into a mountain range Sunday as it flew from Jayapura to Oksibil.

"The tail of the plane was spotted at 6:00 am (2100 GMT)," Merpati chief director Bambang Bhakti said.

An airborne search team saw the wreckage near Ampisibil village in Bintang Mountains Regency, at a height of 2,850 metres (9,300 feet), he added.

The site of the crash is about 37 kilometres (23 miles) south of Oksibil, AFP reports.

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