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    Indonesian Air Force C-130 transport crashes into crowded Medan Sumatra neighborhood

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    An Indonesian Air Force C-130 Hercules transport has crashed into a crowded neighborhood in Medan Sumatra. Reports are the aircraft had 12 crew on board and it crashed into a hotel and residences. No official word on casualties but it is feared the death toll will be very high. Early pictures and video from the crash site show a scene of major devastation with cars on fire etc.

    http://rt.com/news/270601-plane-crash-medan-indonesia/

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    LIVE video stream from local TV station (WARNING may contain raw unedited video)

    http://www.tvonenews.tv/streaming

    EDIT: Just a word of caution about this live stream. I am watching it now and they have shown mutilated bodies on live television. Indonesian TV is not like Western TV where graphic images like this are edited out.
    Last edited by KEVINinTO; 06-30-2015 at 04:09 AM.

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    VIDEO taken in the immediate aftermath of the crash

    https://youtu.be/0MPbMdbQVq8

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    Thanks for posting this, Kevin. What a horrific mess. There must be countless casualties, I'm afraid. Terrible.

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    Another video taken in the immediate aftermath.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scHk...ature=youtu.be

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    UPDATE: According to RT.com at least 38 killed in this crash (death toll expected to rise)


    Picture capturing concerned onlookers

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    Toll is expected to rise as Reuters reports 100 aboard the c-130

    Reuters / Tuesday, June 30, 2015
    Security forces and rescue teams examine the wreckage of an Indonesian military C-130 Hercules transport plane after it crashed into a residential area in the North Sumatra city of Medan, Indonesia, June 30, 2015. At least 55 people were killed when a military transport plane crashed into a residential area shortly after take-off in northern Indonesia on Tuesday, but the toll looked set to rise after it emerged that more than 100 people had been on board. REUTERS/Roni Bintang

    http://www.reuters.com/news/picture/...eId=USRTX1IEYG

    I had heard the pilot called engine trouble but these things have 4 engines and are known for being over-powered. I'm not sure where they'd seat 100 people though, not sure about the weight load either. These planes fly large military equipment/vehicles when needed.

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    The death toll has now risen to 116. It's confirmed that 113 passengers and crew aboard all died, so there are three casualties on the ground so far. However, SAR is still having problems searching the ruins of a massage parlor and hotel the plane hit, so the number of fatalities could rise.

    http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2...aches-116.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by KEVINinTO View Post
    UPDATE: According to RT.com at least 38 killed in this crash (death toll expected to rise)


    Picture capturing concerned onlookers
    Wow. Wonder why the guy in white is smiling like that?
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    I noticed the guy in the white shirt right off too.....totally odd.

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    I briefly heard on Fox yesterday or Wednesday that there was a question of whether family members had been on board and something about illegal profiting. I just heard a brief snippet at the last moment so I certainly could be wrong.

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    What gets me about that photo, is why on EARTH would a huge crowd gather like that around a burning plane?

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    I wouldn't be anywhere near it, that's for sure.

    Look at all the photos being taken. I guess I'm just too old to understand how photos take a priority over human suffering and disastrous occurrences anymore. Oh look, a plane crash! Photo op!



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