More than 110 killed in Indonesian military plane crash

Reports say all 113 people killed on board air force plane that crashed in Medan, while three others died on the ground.

Aljazeera
June 30,2015

At least 113 people aboard an Indonesian air force C-130 have been killed, when the plane crashed in a residential neighbourhood in the city of Medan on the northern island of Sumatra, according to military officials.

The plane came down on Tuesday hitting empty residential buildings after bursting into flames shortly after take off.

There were 12 crew members and 101 passengers on board the plane, the AFP news agency reported, citing officials who spoke to local television.

At least three other people are believed to have been killed on the ground. So far, rescuers have recovered 49 bodies.

The Hercules transport plane was on its way from an air force base in Medan to Tanjung Pinang in Sumatra.

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