Saturday, December 3, 2016

Indonesia police aircraft carrying at least 12 crashed in sea

An Indonesian police aircraft carrying at least 12 people crashed into the sea off Batam Saturday after losing contact with air traffic.

Fisherman discovered the wreckage of the twin-engine M-28 Skytruck around 11:30 a.m. local time, according to the Straits Times.

The plane was carrying police officers and aircraft maintenance crew, among others. There was no report of survivors.

"Before it plunged, a loud explosion was heard by local residents on the ground," Tanjung Pinang Naval Base commander First Admiral S. Irawan said.

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