12 survive as plane crashes

MAKASSAR - Twelve people survived when a plane carrying 102 passengers crashed in heavy rain into the mountains of Indonesia's Sulawesi island, an official for the budget carrier said yesterday.

MAKASSAR - Twelve people survived when a plane carrying 102 passengers crashed in heavy rain into the mountains of Indonesia's Sulawesi island, an official for the budget carrier said yesterday.

The aircraft lost contact with the ground on Monday an hour before it was due to land in North Sulawesi, the transport ministry said. - Reuters

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