Indonesian Military Transport Plane Crashes in Medan; 5 Dead

An Indonesian air force Hercules C-130 plane with 12 crew aboard crashed Tuesday into a residential neighborhood in the country's third-largest city Medan. A hospital official said at least five people were killed. Indonesian television broadcast images from the city of a downed aircraft in flames, crumpled vehicles and a partially destroyed building. The crash of the Hercules occurred not long before midday and just minutes after the transport plane took off from Soewondo air force base.

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