Trigana Air Service ATR 42-300 plane
A Trigana Air Service ATR 42-300 plane, similar to the one that has disappeared over Indonesia.YSSYguy/aviation-safety.net

A plane from the Indonesian airline Trigana Air Service is missing in eastern Papua region, according to the National Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS). Flight TGN267 – a twin turboprop plane – was carrying 54 people.

The ATR 42-300 plane was flying between Jayapura's Sentani Airport and Oksibil, due south of Jayapura, the capital of Papua province. BASARNAS chief Bambang Soelystyo told Reuters that it, "Lost contact with plane," 33 minutes after it took off.

The aircraft belonging to Trigana Air was carrying 44 adult passengers, five crew members and five children and infants, according to the official BASARNAS Twitter account.

The search for the missing plane has stopped for the day, due to failing light. It will resume on Monday, 17 August.

The Jakarta post has published the names of the 49 passengers on board the aircraft.