‘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.