8 Jul 2019

Search for missing 12 in West Papua helicopter mystery continues

1:39 pm on 8 July 2019

The search for a missing helicopter in Indonesia's West Papua with a dozen military personnel on board is entering its eleventh day.

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Ground and air surveillance teams have been combing the mountainous Pegunungan Bintang regency on the Papua New Guinea border.

But officials said on Sunday the search had turned up no results, hampered by thick cloud cover over the weekend.

The Antara state news agency reports Cenderawasih regency's deputy information chief, Dax Sianturi, saying the search will resume this afternoon.