PHOTOS/VIDEOS: 141 Killed In Military Plane Crash

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: 141 Killed In Military Plane Crash

The death toll from the crash of an air force transport plane in the Indonesian city of Medan rose to 141 on Wednesday, suggesting an increasing number of victims from the neighbourhood where the plane went down.

The military plane which had aboard 12 crew members and 122 passengers was said to have crashed shortly after take-off into a city on Sumatra island, exploding in a ball of flames in a residential area.

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: 141 Killed In Military Plane Crash

Site of the crash

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: 141 Killed In Military Plane Crash

Large crowd around the rubble

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: 141 Killed In Military Plane Crash

Scene of the crash

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: 141 Killed In Military Plane Crash

Still working on the rubble

Reports say that the Hercules plane hit a hotel and houses in the northern Sumatra city of Medan on Tuesday.

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: 141 Killed In Military Plane Crash

Properties in ruins

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: 141 Killed In Military Plane Crash

Cloud of smoke

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: 141 Killed In Military Plane Crash

Rescue operations

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PHOTOS/VIDEOS: 141 Killed In Military Plane Crash

Houses burned down

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: 141 Killed In Military Plane Crash

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. REUTERS/Roni Bintang

 

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: 141 Killed In Military Plane Crash

Rescue operations still ongoing

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: 141 Killed In Military Plane Crash

Rescue team trying to put out the fire

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PHOTOS/VIDEOS: 141 Killed In Military Plane Crash

Flames from the plane crash

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: 141 Killed In Military Plane Crash

The wheel of the military aircraft

The plane was said to be on its way from an air force base in Medan, and was headed to Natuna islands.

It crashed a few minutes after takeoff.

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: 141 Killed In Military Plane Crash

Rescue team working to save what is left

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: 141 Killed In Military Plane Crash

Scene from the crash site.

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: 141 Killed In Military Plane Crash

Rescue operations as the crowd watches on

Pictures on social media showed large crowds and emergency services gathered around the flaming wreckage.

Visible also was the fuselage of the aircraft among thick clouds of black smoke.

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: 141 Killed In Military Plane Crash

Buildings engulfed and destroyed

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: 141 Killed In Military Plane Crash

Remains of the military plane

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: 141 Killed In Military Plane Crash

Rescue team removing dead bodies from the wreck

Several buildings within the vicinity were left in ruins, amid fears that more deaths will be recorded.

 

There have been accidents in the past involving the Indonesian air force.

In April, an F-16 fighter jet caught fire as it was about to take off from an airbase in Jakarta, prompting the pilot to jump to safety as flames and thick smoke engulfed the plane.

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: 141 Killed In Military Plane Crash
PHOTOS/VIDEOS: 141 Killed In Military Plane Crash
PHOTOS/VIDEOS: 141 Killed In Military Plane Crash

The pilot was reported to have escaped with minor injuries from the jet which had been due to provide security at a summit of Asian and African leaders in Indonesia.

This happened a month after two air force planes from an Indonesian aerobatics team crashed during a practice session ahead of an air show on Malaysia's Langkawi island.

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: 141 Killed In Military Plane Crash

Indonesian military personnel search for victims at the site where an air force cargo plane crashed in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Tuesday, June 30, 2015. The Hercules C-130 plane has crashed into a residential neighborhood in the country's third-largest city Medan. (AP Photo/Andi Rambe)

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: 141 Killed In Military Plane Crash

Houses engulfed

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: 141 Killed In Military Plane Crash

Houses damaged and on fire

Reports say that all four pilots ejected successfully and survived.

Statistics have shown that the civil aviation safety record in Indonesia is very poor.

An Indonesian AirAsia plane crashed in December enroute from Indonesia's Surabaya to Singapore, killing all 162 people on board.

Source: Legit

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