Sixteen passengers and crew on the Merpati Nusantara Airlines Twin Otter that crashed Sunday in eastern Indonesia were confirmed dead yesterday. Merpati President Director Bambang Bhakti confirmed the loss, according to press reports, some of which claimed there were 15 onboard. Crash site was on the slope of Bintang Mountain at 9,300 ft. (ATWOnline, Aug. 5).

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