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Thursday, 18 July, 2002, 05:54 GMT 06:54 UK
No survivors in Borneo crash
Indonesian jungle
The plane crashed in thick jungle
An aeroplane which went missing over jungle on the island of Borneo has been found, but none of the 10 people on board was alive.

"It's confirmed that there are no survivors... all eight passengers and two crew members died," a rescue official told Reuters news agency.

The plane was found on the side of a mountain in East Kalimantan province in central Indonesia, not far from the border with the Malaysian state of Sabah.

Map of Borneo

It was on a routine one-hour flight from Tarakan, a town in East Kalimantan province, to Krayan.

There had been no news about the Britten Norman plane since it lost contact with air traffic control on Tuesday morning, about 15 minutes before it was due to land at Long Bawan airstrip in the west of the province.

Rescue attempt

Police, soldiers and villagers had been searching for the plane since it went missing on Tuesday.

It was spotted on Wednesday and appeared to be emitting a radio signal, raising hopes that some passengers or crew had survived the impact.

Reports say the weather was fine at the time the plane went missing.

The plane had been operating in Indonesia for around 26 years, according to Indonesia's Antara news agency.

The British-made plane, also known as the Islander, is a twin-prop aircraft with a fixed undercarriage.

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