Bodies of 12 troops in Indonesia chopper crash found

JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — Search teams in Indonesia have found the bodies of a dozen soldiers killed when their helicopter crashed eight months ago in the country’s easternmost province of Papua where separatist rebels are active. The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Teams from the army’s elite troops found the wreckage of the Russian-made Mi-17 on a steep slope at an elevation of about 12,500 feet. They were able to reach the remote and difficult terrain the following day but bad weather has hindered the retrieval of the bodies using ropes.