IN­DONE­SIAN AIR FORCE LOCK­HEED L-100 HER­CULES

May 20, 2009 99 fa­tal­i­ties: 86 pas­sen­gers, 11 crew, 2 on the ground Route: Jakarta – Mage­tan Lock­heed L-100-30 (P) Her­cules

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The Her­cules was trans­port­ing mil­i­tary per­son­nel and their fam­i­lies from Jakarta’s Halim Per­danakusuma Air­port to Iswahyudi Air Force Base in East Java. It was then due to con­tinue to Su­lawesi and Pa­pua. The plane was car­ry­ing 112 peo­ple: 41 mil­i­tary pas­sen­gers, 60 civil­ians and 11 mil­i­tary crew. Weather was fine and fly­ing con­di­tions were good.

The plane crashed 5.5km north of the East Java air base, hit­ting four houses in Ge­plak vil­lage be­fore skid­ding into rice fields and burst­ing into flames. Fif­teen peo­ple on board sur­vived. The In­done­sian mil­i­tary never pub­licly dis­closed the cause of the crash.

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