30 Jun '15, 6pm

At least 116 dead in Indonesia military plane crash

At least 116 dead in Indonesia military plane crash

MEDAN, Indonesia: At least 116 people were killed on Tuesday (Jun 30) when an Indonesian air force transport plane crashed into a major city shortly after take-off and exploded in a fireball, officials said. Buildings were left in ruins and cars reduced to flaming wrecks when the Hercules C-130 came down in a residential area of Medan, a city of two million on the island of Sumatra. Air force chief Agus Supriatna said the manifest showed there were 113 people on board the plane - 12 crew and 101 passengers - when it crashed, and he did not believe any had survived. "No, no. No survivors, I have just returned from the site," he told AFP in answer to a question. So far 84 bodies had been pulled from the debris and brought to a hospital in Medan, the hospital said. Many passengers were likely to be family members of servicemen and women, said a spokesman for Medan airbase fro...

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