Indonesia's military plane crashes in Bali

17:18, June 24, 2010      

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A small plane belonging to Indonesian Air Force crashed when landing at international airport in tourist resort of Bali on Thursday, but there was no casualty and no disturbance on flight schedules, Metro television reported.

Two people on board, the pilot and a high military officer, are safe, Colonel Aldrin Langon was quoted by the television as saying.

"After the tyres touched the ground, the plane exploded. I and the pilot were thrown up with ejector seats," said Major General Rahmat Budiarto, the officer at the plane, who is military commander for Udayana military command.

The plane conducted a supervision in Bali along with three other planes before the accident, said Langon.

Military plane accident has been quite often recently. Aging of spare parts has been partly blamed for the accident.

Source: Xinhua


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