Indonesian military plane crashes in Java, killing 3


MALANG, Indonesia: An Indonesian military plane crashed into a house in a densely populated area during a test flight Wednesday, killing the pilot and two people in the building, an air force official said. The Super Tucano turboprop came down shortly after taking off from Abdul Rachman Saleh air force base at Malang in East Java, said base commander Djoko Senoputro. The pilot and two civilians, a woman and a man, were killed in the accident, he said. The plane’s engineer has still not been located. The air force said it would conduct an investigation into the crash, the latest of several military aviation accidents. In December last year two pilots were killed when a military plane crashed in central Java while performing maneuvers. In June a Hercules C-130 crashed into a residential neighborhood in Medan, the largest city on Sumatra, killing 142 people and causing widespread destruction.



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