C-130 Crashes In Indonesia, Over 100 Feared Dead

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An Indonesian air force C-130 transport plane crashed into a residential neighborhood in Medan, Indonesia, shortly after takeoff on Tuesday, with more than 100 people on board, including military personnel, their families, and 12 crew. No survivors have been confirmed. Images from the site show a mangled and charred wreckage, a burning car and a shattered building. Smoke billowed and crowds gathered nearby. Officials said the aircraft had taken off from Jakarta, the capital city, and made two stops before arriving at Medan. More

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