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Fears For Australian Journalists and Diplomats In Indonesian Plane Crash

Nine Australians were passengers on a Garuda flight that crashed at around 11am at Yogyakarta airport today.

According to Sky News, 5 of the Australians are accounted for.

A Fairfax journalist, Cynthia Banham, has been rescued from the plane and is undergoing surgery at an air force hospital near the airport.

The Australians were journalists and diplomatic staff travelling to Indonesia to cover a visit by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Alexander Downer. Mr. Downer was travelling separately in a VIP plane. [Read more…]