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Indonesian C-130 crashes in Medan

An Indonesian Airforce Lockheed C-130 Hercules has crashed into a residential area in Medan, Indonesia’s third largest city.

The aircraft took off from Jakarta’s Halim Perdanakusuma Airport on with around 113 people on board, but the aircraft made two stops in Pekanbaru and Dumai before it crashed, due to which it is not clear how many people were on the plane when it crashed. The aircraft was carrying 12 military personnel and civilian relatives of military personnel.

The Indonesian Air Force operates a fleet of 19 C-130s and the aircraft that crashed was built in the 1960’s. Indonesia Air Force Chief of Staff Agus Supriatna said that the pilot reported trouble with the aircraft and was attempting to return to the airport.

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