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Plane crash kills 97
Published on 21 May. 2009 12:22 AM IST
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At least 97 people were killed when an Indonesian military plane with more than 100 people on board crashed Wednesday into a residential neighbourhood in East Java province, the military said. Nineteen people were also injured when the Hercules C-130 crashed in Magetan district while on a regular flight to the country’s easternmost province of Papua from the capital, Jakarta, hospital staff said. The deaths included three people who were killed on the ground, said Captain Kodir, an officer at the Iswahyudi Air Force Base in Madiun near the crash site. “So far, data shows 97 have been killed, but we are still trying to ascertain the exact number,” said Kodir, who like many Indonesians goes by one name.

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