INDONESIA: Air Force hospital treats wounded passengers of military plane crash in East Java which killed 98 peopleRecord ID: 382714
- Title: INDONESIA: Air Force hospital treats wounded passengers of military plane crash in East Java which killed 98 people
- Date: 21st May 2009
- Summary: MADIUN, EAST JAVA, INDONESIA (MAY 20, 2009) (REUTERS - ACCESS INDONESIA) ENTRANCE TO ISWAHYUDI HOSPITAL SECURITY AT THE FRONT OF HOSPITAL LIST OF CASUALTIES FROM PLANE CRASH ROOM WHERE VICTIMS ARE TREATED SIGN OF ISWAHYUDI HOSPITAL MILITARY PERSONNEL CASUALTY BEING WHEELED ON STRETCHER COVERED BODIES LAID IN ROOM USED AS TEMPORARY MORGUE VARIOUS OF HOSPITAL STAFF TAKING A BODY OUT OF ROOM FAMILY MEMBERS TRUCK UNLOADING CASKETS VARIOUS OF CASKET WITH BODY INSIDE BEING TAKEN AWAY (SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa Indonesia) MARSHAL BAMBANG SAMUDRO, COMMANDER OF MADIUN MILITARY AIRPORT SAYING "98 people are killed in the crash and 15 survived." SAMUDRO AND OTHER MILITARY OFFICIALS (SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa Indonesia) MARSHAL BAMBANG SAMUDRO, COMMANDER OF MADIUN MILITARY AIRPORT SAYING "The cause of crash was collision 700 meters before land. It tried to fly again but failed." DEATH TOLL LIST STAFF TAKING NOTE BODY BEING TAKEN TO HOSPITAL
- Reuters ID: LVA1OCT8QP3HTIRMCRVETQF7L01X
- Location: Indonesia
- Country: Indonesia
- Duration: 00:02:11
- Topics: Disasters / Accidents / Natural catastrophes,Health
- Story Text: An Indonesian military transport plane carrying 110 passengers and crew crashed and burst into flames in East Java on Wednesday (May 20), killing at least 98 people on board and on the ground, officials said.
The C-130 Hercules aircraft ploughed into several houses on the ground, scattering debris and sending flames and billowing smoke into the air, in the latest of a series of air disasters in a country with a poor air safety record.
Marshal Bambang Samudro said that 98 people had been killed, including two on the ground, while 15 survivors were injured.
He said the plane, with 11 crew and 99 passengers, had crashed about 6.5 km (4 miles) from the Iswahyudi air force base in East Java while preparing to land.
"The cause of crash was collision 700 meters before land. It tried to fly again but failed," Bambang Samudro said.
Identification process was underway at the Iswahyudi Hospital, nearby the crash site. At least five of the 15 survivors were treated for their wounds.
Some relatives of the victims were sobbing and praying at the air force hospital in Madiun.
The crash site is near the border of the districts of Madiun and Magetan in East Java, about 150 km (90 miles) southwest of Indonesia's second-biggest city of Surabaya.
A military spokesman said the aircraft had been in good condition and the weather was clear before the crash. But army chief Djoko Santoso later said there had been fog around the time of the crash.
The plane had been on a regular flight from Jakarta to the Iswahyudi air base in Magetan to transport military personnel and their families. It had been due to fly on to Sulawesi and Papua.
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono urged people not to jump to conclusions before an investigation was completed.
In recent years there have also been a series of deadly crashes involving commercial passenger planes. Indonesian airlines are currently banned from European Union airspace over safety concerns.
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