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Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:21PM
The Indonesian military aircraft crashed into a suburb of the capital, Jakarta, on June 21, 2012.

The Indonesian military aircraft crashed into a suburb of the capital, Jakarta, on June 21, 2012.

At least six people have been killed after an Indonesian military aircraft crashed into a number of houses just outside the capital, Jakarta. The incident involved a Fokker-27 turboprop plane which crashed into a suburb of Jakarta on Thursday afternoon, leaving up to eight houses ablaze, Reuters cited officials as saying. The plane, carrying seven people including the pilot, co-pilot, instructor and trainees, crashed at 2:45 p.m. local time (0745 GMT) while trying to land at Jakarta's Halim airport. The only survivor was the co-pilot, who sustained injuries, said Air force spokesman Azman Yunus, declining to elaborate on his condition. It was not clear if there were casualties among people in the houses. MRS/SS
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