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Military transport plane of Indonesia, Hercules C-130, crashed in Medan city

Jul 1, 2015 09:19 IST

Indonesian city of Medan: military transport plane Hercules C-130 crashed

In Indonesia, a military transport plane Hercules C130 on 30 June 2015 crashed in a residential city of Medan, on the northern island of Sumatra. The plane hit two houses and a hotel before bursting into flames.

It is believed that all 113 people on board were killed. Many of the passengers are thought to have been relatives of servicemen and women.

The accident occurred when the Hercules transport plane was on its way from an air force base in Medan to Tanjung Pinang in Sumatra.

Medan, with about 3.4 million people, is the third most populous city in Indonesia after the capital Jakarta and Surabaya.

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