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‘Airmageddon’ in Indonesia

Posted by feww on June 30, 2015

Military plane crashes in Medan, Indonesia, killing scores of people

All 113 people on board an Indonesian military transport plane that crashed Tuesday in a major city on the Indonesian island of Sumatra are believed to have been killed, according to the country’s air force chief.

The Hercules C-130 crashed into two houses and a hotel before bursting into flames in a residential area of Medan city [metro pop: ~ 5 million,] according to the chief.

The number of casualties on the ground has not yet been established.

Medan is the capital of the North Sumatra province, and is the fourth largest city in Indonesia.

Mandala Airlines Flight 091

On 5 September 2005, Mandala Airlines Flight 091 crashed into a populated area of Medan shortly after take-off from the city’s airport, killing 149, including 49 people on the ground. Additionally, some of the 17 people on board the plane who survived the crash, and 26 others on the ground who were injured, are believed to have since died as a result of their injuries.

One Response to “‘Airmageddon’ in Indonesia”

  1. Carl N. said

    A list of reported military plane crashes in Indonesia:

    20 November 1985. Lockheed L-100-30 Hercules crashed into Mount Sibayak, North Sumatra, killing all 10 crew on board.
    5 October 1991. Lockheed C-130 Hercules crashed in Jakarta killing 132 people (119 passengers, 11 crew, and 2 people on ground, one person survived.)
    6 April 2009. A Fokker F-27 crashed killing all 24 personnel on board. .
    20 May 2009 Lockheed L-100-30 Hercules crashed near the Iswahyudi Air Force Base, killing at least 98 people and injuring 15 others, including several on the ground.
    21 June 2012. A Fokker 27 crashed into a military housing complex killing at least 10 people, including all 7 crew on board the and 3 people on the ground..

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