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Monday, 21 March 2016 - 14:57
At Least 12 Dead In Indonesian Military Helicopter Crash
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Twelve people have been killed after a military helicopter crashed in bad weather in central Indonesia, foreign media reports.

The Bell 412 helicopter went down in Kasiguncu village in Poso district, on Sulawesi Island, where a radical Islamic group is waging a guerilla war against the government.

The aircraft carrying 13 people — seven passengers and six crew — crashed 35 minutes after takeoff and just 10 minutes before it was supposed to land, Indonesian media reprots.

The military has launched an investigation, he added.

The twin-engine helicopter was purchased in 2012.

The Indonesian military has been hit with repeated aircraft accidents in recent years.

Last month, a small Super Tucano turboprop plane crashed into a densely populated area during a test flight, killing three people.

In December last year, two pilots were killed when a military plane crashed in central Java while performing manoeuvres.

And last June, a Hercules C-130 crashed into a residential neighborhood in Medan, the largest city on Sumatra Island, killing 142 people and causing widespread destruction, foreign media reports.

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