Indonesia air force plane crashes into home; 2 aboard killed | Inquirer News

Indonesia air force plane crashes into home; 2 aboard killed

/ 02:44 PM February 10, 2016

JAKARTA, Indonesia — An Indonesian air force plane crashed into a house Wednesday on the country’s main island of Java, killing both people on board and critically injuring a woman in the home, an official said.

The plane was on a routine training flight when it came down close to the Abdul Rahman Saleh air force base, said Maj. Hamdi Londong, the spokesman for the base, located in Malang, a hilly town in East Java province.

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He said that the two pilots in the Brazilian-made Embraer EMB 314 Super Tucano light attack plane died instantly and that a woman living in the house was rushed to a hospital in critical condition.

A neighbor of the woman, Slamet, who witnessed the crash, told MetroTV that the plane appeared to be nose-diving out of control with smoke billowing from its tail when it crashed into the woman’s home. Like many Indonesians, Slamet goes by a single name.

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An investigation team was sent to the site to determine the cause of the crash, Londong said.

Malang is 850 kilometers (528 miles) east of Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital.

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