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Ten confirmed dead in air force plane crash

21st June 2012 | 2.130 Views
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Seven crew members of the air force Fokker 27 plane that crashed in a housing complex near Halim Perdanakusumah airbase in East Jakarta on Thursday and three complex residents had been confirmed dead.

Co-pilot First Lieutenant Paulus Adi who was reported alive and in critical conditions after the incident had finally died at an Intensive Care Unit of the Air Force Central Hospital at around 7.30pm.

The three residents of the housing complex who died in the incident were Brian (7) and Melvi (1) respectively the son and nephew of Major Yohannes and Major Yohannes` parent.

Investigation is still ongoing to find the cause of the incident. According to information from several Air Force members, the plane had lost control minutes before landing.

An eye witness meanwhile said the plane was trying to turn above the Air Force hospital when it was about to hit the residential area.(*)