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Indonesian Military Aircraft Crashes into housing complex

Jakarta : Indonesia | Jun 21, 2012 at 2:31 AM PDT
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JAKARTA INDONESIA

An air force plane has crashed into a housing complex in the eastern part of the Indonesian capital, Jakarta.

UP DATE : 6 killed in aircraft's crash

An Indonesian air force Fokker 27 turboprop with seven people on board crashed into houses in a suburb of the capital Jakarta on Thursday during a training flight, setting up to 8 houses on fire, local media and Indonesian air force spokesman, Azman Yunus, said.

A witness named Chatty told the TVOne news channel that she heard a loud bang and saw a plume of smoke rising from the neighbourhood.

Fire engines and ambulances have been dispatched to the location on Jalan Branjangan in Rajawali housing complex near Halim Perdanakusuma Airport.

It is believed the plane was attempting to land when it slammed into a residential neighbourhood.

The plane crashed at 2.45 p.m. local time (0645 GMT), according to local media.

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