April 6, 2009 / 10:41 AM / in 10 years

Indonesia military plane crashes, killing 24

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Twenty-four people died after an Indonesian military plane on a parachute training exercise crashed into a hangar at a base in West Java on Monday, an air force spokesman said.

The Fokker 27 aircraft had 17 advanced parachute trainees, one instructor, and six crew on board, Bambang Soelistyo said.

“We have recovered all of the bodies and we are in the process of identifying them,” Soelistyo said.

The cause of the crash, which took place near Bandung, the capital of West Java province, is still being investigated, he said.

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