Over 100 fatalities in Indonesian plane crash

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A C-130 military plane crashed in northern-Indonesia into a residential area shortly after take off on Tuesday.

The routine flight was carrying military members and their families when it burst into flames and crashed over Medan. According to the latest reports, over 100 people have perished in the crash including 12 crew members, 101 passengers and three other people on the ground. There are no survivors.

It is unclear what caused the crash but the plane was built in 1964; the age of the air craft has raised suspicions.

Questions are being raised about the safety of Indonesian military aircraft as there have been 10 Indonesian military or police aircraft crashes throughout the last decade, according to the Aviation Safety Network.


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