Indonesian air force Fokker F27 crashes near Jakarta

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An Indonesian air force Fokker F27 transport has crashed near Jakarta’s Halim air base.

An air force source confirmed the incident on 21 June, but was unable to provide further details.

According to media reports from Indonesia, the crash occurred at 14:30 local time, with the aircraft involved having been registered as A-2708.

The reports suggest the aircraft was circling the airfield prior to the incident, and banked to avoid a building before crashing.

 

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There is no indication as yet of the number of passengers the aircraft might have been carrying.

Flightglobal’s MiliCAS database records Rolls-Royce Dart-engined aircraft A-2708 as having entered use in 1977. It was one of six F27-400s in active use with the Indonesian air force, which earlier this year signed an order for nine replacement Airbus Military C295s to be delivered from 2014.

An April 2009 crash involving an Indonesian air force F27 at Bandung air base killed all 24 passengers and crew.