(CNN) -- A plane carrying 13 people -- including nine passengers from Australia -- went missing on its way from Port Moresby to Kokoda in Papua New Guinea, the Australia Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.
The twin-engine plane -- carrying 11 passengers and two crew members -- was supposed to land at an airport near the country's Kokoda Track, a famous mountainous trail.
A search and rescue mission was launched, but no signals were received from the plane's emergency locator, a representative for Australia's Foreign Ministry said.
Nine passengers on the flight were from Australia and the Australian High Commission in Port Moresby has established a crisis center.
CNN's Esprit Smith contributed to this report