A light plane with nine people on board crashed in Indonesia's Papua province Friday, a official said. The Mimika Air Pilatus Porter was en route from Ilaga to the remote highlands town of Mulia, when it went down at around 1:00 pm (0400 GMT), Mimika district electoral agency head Michael Mote said. The secretary of the province's electoral commission as well as a number of other officials, two police and two crews were on board the charter flight, which was carrying ballot papers from the April 9 national elections, he said. Mimika district air transport agency head Jon Retob said he was aware that a plane had crashed but had no further details. "We're still meeting with the Mimika airfield commander and we haven't yet determined where the plane went down," he said, referring to the nearest major airport. Indonesia, which relies heavily on air links across the archipelago, has one of Asia's worst air safety records. The European Union banned all Indonesian-registered aircraft from flying over its airspace last year, acting on a report from the International Civil Aviation Organisation, which criticised the country's safety standards.