At least six people have been killed when an Indonesia Air Force plane crashed into a residential area of Jakarta today. The Fokker F-27 was on a routine training flight when it crashed.
There were apparently seven people on the aircraft, including the pilot, co-pilot, an instructor and trainees. All involved have been rushed to the air force hospital.
The Fokker F-27 crashed into the ground this afternoon at the Rajawali housing complex near Halim Perdanakusumah Airbase, East Jakarta. Reports are that several houses in the area have been damaged and at least eight houses are on fire.
Jakarta Police Operations Bureau chief, Sr. Comr. Agung Budi Maryoto, confirmed the news to local media:
“Yes, we have received the information. An aircraft belonging to the Indonesian Air Force [TNI AU] has just crashed in Halim.”
Police and firefighters have been deployed to the scene.