(JAKARTA, Indonesia) -- There were reportedly no survivors after a Merpati Airlines plane crashed just off the coast of Kaimana, Indonesia on Saturday.
The plane was reportedly attempting to land in poor weather conditions in the province of West Papua, when it went down just short of the airstrip, according to published reports. A total of 27 people, inclusive of the flight crew, were said to be onboard the aircraft when it crashed.
The bodies of at least 15 people were recovered following the crash.
The cause of the crash is being investigated.
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