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TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Treacherous weather conditions have hampered the evacuation of passengers and crews of the crashed Trigana Air Service aircraft, which disappeared from local radars on Sunday, August 16, 2015 near Oksob in the regency of Pegunungan Bintang.
Evacuation is hampered by thick fog, which has limited visibility to just two meters, said the Chief of Pegunungan Bintang District Police, Sr. Comr. Yunus Wally on Monday, August 17, 2015.
"To assist the search and rescue team lead by Lt. Col. Arif, we will dispatch some food and equipments on trucks and by foot," said Wally, who added that 11 search and rescue officials arrived at Oksibil on a Twin Otter aircraft owned by Trigana Air Service.
A makeshift helipad was going to be constructed to ease the evacuation effort, but the plan had to be scrapped for the time being due to adverse weather conditions.
It is known that AMA pilots were the ones who first noticed the wreckage at around 08:00 Eastern Indonesian Time (WIT) near the Oksob waterfall.