Passenger plane reported missing in Indonesia

A passenger plane carrying 10 people has been reported missing in eastern Indonesia, officials say.

Transportation Ministry spokesman Julius Barata said the Twin Otter plane lost contact while on a flight in South Sulawesi province.

He said the plane lost radio contact about 30 minutes before it was expected to land in Makassar, the provincial capital.

It was carrying three crew and seven passengers, including three children, from Masamba in the same province.

A rescue team has been sent to search for the plane, owned by the private Aviastar Mandiri airline.

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