June 30, 2015 / 11:23 AM / 4 years ago

Indonesia's air force grounds Hercules planes after deadly 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

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia’s air force has temporarily grounded its remaining eight C-130B Hercules aircraft, a military spokesman said on Tuesday, after one of them crashed into a residential area killing dozens.

At least 49 bodies have so far been recovered from the site in northern Indonesia’s city of Medan, where the aircraft with 113 on board crashed.

Reporting by Kanupriya Kapoor and Nilufar Rizki; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore

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