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WAMENA, Irian Jaya (JP): The wreckage of the ill-fated Navy Cassa plane was located in a remote mountainous area of Jayawijaya regency on Wednesday with all people aboard found dead.
The Jakarta Post correspondent reported from Wamena that the bodies of the nine passengers (not eleven as earlier reported) had yet to be evacuated due to bad weather and difficult access to the location, between Palimo and Silimo villages in the Kurima district, 11,800 feet above sea level.
The preliminary assumption was that the plane made a turn too early and crashed into the mountain, but official statements on the cause of the crash have yet to be made as investigations continue.
The navy plane went missing on Monday while on a flight from the mining city of Timika in the southwest of Irian Jaya, to Jayapura, the capital of the province some 475 …