Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says there were no survivors in the wreckage of a plane that crashed in Papua New Guinea.
Mr. Rudd made the announcement Wednesday during a parliamentary session in Canberra, telling lawmakers that rescue crews on the ground had confirmed the loss of life.
The plane was carrying 11 passengers and two crew members on a flight Tuesday from the capital Port Moresby to Kokoda Track, a mountainous, 97-kilometer hiking trail popular with tourists.
The pilot was trying to land in bad weather when ground controllers lost contact.
The plane was carrying nine Australians - including a man and his daughter -- one Japanese national and three Papua New Guineans.
Mr. Rudd called the incident "a horrible tragedy."
Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.