Dozens dead in Indonesia air crash

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    Dozens dead in Indonesia air crash

     
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    What a horrible tragedy! I wonder what went wrong wit the flight?
     
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    Here's one of the reasons dicussed and what Indonesia will do about it:

    Indonesia to review aging air force fleet after deadly crash

    The Hercules C-130B aircraft, which went into service half a century ago, was carrying 122 people when it ploughed into a residential area in the city of Medan shortly after taking off from an airbase.

    Media said the pilot had asked to return to the base because of technical problems.

    Overall, very sad. :(
     
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    Sounds like it's time to retire some aging planes from service.

    I wonder how many of those killed were on the ground? A plane crashing into a residential neighborhood is a real nightmare scenario.
     
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    Here's more coverage incl. the speculated "reason" for the crash:

    Indonesia military plane crash in Medan blamed on engine failure
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-33358711


    In regards to killed people on the ground:

    Looks like 19 people were killed on the ground, could be more.

    http://abcnews.go.com/International...y-transport-plane-crashes-medan-dead-32117689

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