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Indonesian plane crashes, at least 68 dead

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posted on May, 19 2009 @ 10:22 PM
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Indonesian plane crashes, at least 68 dead


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At least 68 people are dead following the crash of a military plane on the Indonesian island of Java.

Air force official Suyono says he expects the death toll to rise following Wednesday morning's crash. Suyono goes by only one name.
Air force spokesman Bambang Sulistyo said the C-130 Hercules was carrying at least 112 passengers and crew.
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posted on May, 19 2009 @ 10:22 PM
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This news is just breaking ...

Hellmutt alerted us to it on BTS Mutter.

As far as we can ascertain, the 69 presently counted as deceased are civilians on the ground so we can expect many more casualties.

As you can imagine, getting accurate accounts in such a fast evolving situation on the ground and from that part of the world is rather difficult.

I will update as news becomes available.

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posted on May, 19 2009 @ 10:43 PM
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For the record, this is the second time in a little over a month that this has happened.


Jakarta - An airplane belonging to the Indonesian Air Force crashed Monday afternoon in West Java capital of Bandung, claiming some lives, news reports and officials said. The Fokker airplane crashed at about 12:30 pm (0530 GMT) at Bandung's Hussein Sastranegara airport, reported detik.com online news portal.

An official at Bandung's Hassan Sadikin hospital said that an ambulance carrying eight body bags had been sent to the airport, but she was not sure how many people have been killed in the accident.

An official at PT Dirgantara Indonesia, an aircraft company located opposite the airport, was quoted as saying that the plane hit the apron of the factory before it crashed. earthtimes

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posted on May, 19 2009 @ 10:51 PM
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High ranking air force officers were onboard the plane


Indonesian military Hercules C130 crashes in East Java, with 120 on board


"Among the perished passengers were high rank air force officers, air force troops and 13 plane crews," an air force senior officer told the TV One during an interview aired live on Wednesday.

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posted on May, 19 2009 @ 10:55 PM
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*snif* *snif*

I smell the ghost of Genral Zia (Ruler of Pakistan)and Arnold Raphel (US Ambassador) floating around.

Same airframe same MO.



As he was grappling with these problems, however, General Zia-ul-Haq died in a plane crash on August 17, 1988. After witnessing a tank parade in Bahawalpur, Zia had left the small town in the Punjab province by C-130 Hercules aircraft. Shortly after a smooth take-off, the control tower lost contact with the aircraft. Witnesses who saw the plane in the air afterwards claim it was flying, as well as American Ambassador to Pakistan Arnold Raphel and General Herbert M. Wassom, the head of the U.S. Military aid mission to Pakistan. Zia had ruled Pakistan for 11 years with an iron hand. Ghulam Ishaq Khan, the Senate Chairman announced Zia's death on radio and TV.

A Board of Enquiry was set up to investigate the crash. It concluded that the most probable cause of the crash was a criminal act of sabotage perpetrated in the aircraft. It also suggested that poisonous gases were released which incapacitated the passengers and crew, which would explain why no Mayday signal was given. Interestingly, shortly after 2 pm that day (two and a half hours before the crash), an anonymous caller phoned a daily newspaper and asked if it was true that General Zia had been involved in an air crash.[24]
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[edit on 5/19/09 by FredT]



posted on May, 19 2009 @ 10:58 PM
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Here's a link with video:

Happening Now: Deadly Military Plane Crash, Indonesia

[edit on 19 May 2009 by schrodingers dog]



posted on May, 19 2009 @ 11:45 PM
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As expected the numbers keep rising:


JAKARTA, May 20 (Reuters) - An Indonesian air force spokesman said on Wednesday that 78 people had been killed after a C-130 Hercules transport plane crashed in East Java.

Spokesman Bambang Soelistyo told Elshinta radio the air force would form a team to investigate the crash of the plane, which had 11 crew and 99 passengers on board. alertnet

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posted on May, 20 2009 @ 02:17 AM
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Most recent update:


At least 93 people were killed when an Indonesian air force transport aeroplane carrying more than 110 people crashed into a village in East Java on Wednesday.

The dead included several people on the ground as the Hercules C-130 broke up and burst into flames on impact in Geplak near the town of Madiun at 6.30am. Officials said they expected the death toll to rise.

It is thought at least 15 people on board survived and are in critical condition in hospital. At leasta dozen people on the ground were injured. ft

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Reuters reports at least 97 deaths.

[edit on 20 May 2009 by schrodingers dog]



posted on May, 20 2009 @ 03:24 AM
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Some pictures and video in this Norwegian article.


Google Translate: Herculesfly crashed in residential area in Indonesia


Among the passengers there were at least ten children, said spokesman for the Air Force, Bambang Sulistyo to AP news.



posted on May, 20 2009 @ 09:40 AM
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At least 98 people died. Witnesses heard explosions...


Indonesian Military Plane Crash Kills At Least 98


Witnesses reported seeing parts of the plane falling from the sky and hearing explosions.

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posted on May, 20 2009 @ 10:06 AM
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Amazing that there is actually plane wreckage everywhere. I thought all planes disintegrate on impact leaving 20 foot holes.



posted on May, 20 2009 @ 11:48 AM
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Every source I read on this is reporting witness' statements that there were explosions *BEFORE* the plane split up and burst into flames. Interesting.

Very curious, could be sabotage.



posted on May, 21 2009 @ 03:50 AM
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Just updating the story as new information emerges.

Indonesia says crashed plane passed flight test

Also, according to this recent article, the death toll now stands at 99.



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