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Death Toll Rises to 142 After Indonesian Military Plane Crashes Into City

Death Toll Rises to 142 After Indonesian Military Plane Crashes Into City

JAKARTA, Indonesia — A military aircraft carrying 122 people crashed into a neighborhood in the Indonesian city of Medan on Tuesday, killing all those aboard, according to the chief spokesman of the country’s armed forces. At least 20 people on the ground were also killed, and search and rescue efforts were continuing Wednesday.

By Wednesday morning, 142 bodies had been recovered, said Sairi Saragih, a spokeswoman for Adam Malik General Hospital in Medan, where bodies were being brought for identification.

The military’s chief spokesman, Major General Fuad Basya, said Tuesday that there were no survivors among the crew and passengers. The cause of the crash remained unknown.

Earlier Tuesday, Air Chief Marshal Agus Supriatna had said in a televised interview that 101 of the people on the C-130 Hercules were family members of military personnel, and that 12 military personnel were also aboard. General Fuad said later Tuesday that a total of 122 people were on the plane.

Source: Death Toll Rises to 142 After Indonesian Military Plane Crashes Into City – The New York Times