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    Rescuers Head to Papua Plane Crash Site

    It went down just seven miles short of its destination. Teams have reportedly identified the Trigana Air prop plane that disappeared off radar yesterday amid bad weather while en route from the provincial capital of Jayapura to remote Oksibil. The plane — which lost contact 10 minutes before its scheduled landing — was carrying 54 passengers and $486,000 in cash to help alleviate suffering in remote villages. Some 50 search and rescue workers are now making their way to the eastern Indonesian site in hope of finding survivors, but are being slowed by bad weather.

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