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Tuesday, 23 July, 2002, 10:27 GMT 11:27 UK
Borneo plane crash 'survivor found'
Indonesian jungle
The man is said to have walked for five days
One of the passengers of a plane which crashed on the island of Borneo last week is reported to have been found alive after walking through jungle for days.

Authorities had earlier said that all 10 passengers had died in the 16 July crash in Indonesia's East Kalimantan province.

But a bruised and shocked man who stumbled into a remote village on Monday is said to have been on the plane.

Authorities say he is still too traumatised to remember much about the crash.

Starving

Bangau Juni followed the path of a small river until he reached a village where he was discovered, partially clothed, exhausted and starving, said an Indonesian airport official.

Map of Borneo

"He was found by villagers some five kilometres (three miles) from the site of the crash," said Abdul Harris, acting chief of Tarakan airport where the plane took off.

Chief of police in Tarakan, Herman Ismail, said he was later taken to the nearby town of Long Bawang, where his family lives.

"He is still confused and can't give us much information yet about the crash."

Identification problems

Mr Ismail said there may have been confusion over the number of people who died in the crash because some of the bodies were dismembered.

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

It was on a routine one-hour flight from Tarakan to Krayan.

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.

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