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Monday, 19 December 2016 - 9:13
Indonesia military transport plane crashes in Papua, killing 13
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An Indonesian military transport plane that was given to the country by Australia this year crashed in bad weather on Sunday killing all 13 people on board, officials said.

The Hercules C-130 plane was carrying 12 tonnes of food supplies and cement from Timika to Wamena in Papua, a distance of about 200km, when it crashed just minutes before its scheduled landing, according to the air force chief of staff, Agus Supriatna.

Three pilots and 10 personnel were aboard the plane. Bad weather and low clouds in Wamena, the capital of the mountainous district of Jayawijaya, were believed to be factors in the crash, the deputy air force chief of staff, Hadiyan Sumintaatmadja, told a media conference.
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