Tragic! At least 70 people feared dead after military plane crash
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Tragic! At least 70 people feared dead after military plane crash

Ezinne Osuagwu

At least 70 people have been killed after an Indonesian air force C-130 plane crashed in a residential neighbourhood in the city of Medan on the northern island of Sumatra, according to military officials.

The plane came down on Tuesday hitting empty residential buildings after bursting into flames shortly after take off.

There were 12 crew members and 101 passengers on board the plane, the AFP news agency reported, citing officials who spoke to local television.

The Hercules transport plane was on its way from an air force base in Medan to Tanjung Pinang in Sumatra.

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