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.
     
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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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    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/military-plane-crashes-in-indonesia?articleId=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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    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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