First video, stills of Indonesian Air Force Fokker F-27 cargo plane that crashed into a residential area of Jakarta, Indonesia

On Jun. 21, an Indonesian Air Force Fokker F-27, crashed into a residential area of Jakarta, Indonesia, while landing at the Halim Perdanakusuma airport at the end of a routine training flight, around 14.45 local time.

The turboprop plane (serialled A-2708, most probably belonging to either the Skadron Udara 2 or 17, both flying the type), with 7 crew members, was one of the six F27-400 planes (to be replaced by nine Casa C-295) in use with the Indonesian Air Force.

According to the first reports, it was circling over the airfield before it banked and hit eight houses (three of the casualties were people on the ground).

On May 8, another major crash occurred in Indonesia, when a Russian Sukhoi SuperJet-100 flew into a mountain during a demo tour in Asia for reasons that have yet to be determined.

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