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Bad weather likely cause of crash

  • Yuli Tri Suwarni

    THE JAKARTA POST

BANDUNG   /   Tue, April 7 2009   /  09:02 am

Litany of accidents: An aircraft hangar at Bandung’s Husein Sastranegara Air Force Base is seen with damage to its roof, after being hit Monday by a Fokker airplane that went on to crash into the tarmac amid heavy rain, killing all 24 Air Force personnel on board. JP/Yuli Tri Suwarni The Air Force has blamed bad weather as the likely cause of Monday's deadly plane crash into a hangar when trying to land at an air base in Bandung during heavy rain. The Fokker F-27 medium transport plane with tail number A-2703 had just returned from
a parachuting training session when the accident took place at about 1 p.m. at Husein Sastranegara Air Force Base. The plane's six crew and 18 soldiers from the Air Force's Special Forces (Paskhas) were killed in the accident. Monday's crash occurred just days before the Air Force celebrates its 63rd anniversary on Thursday. ...