Update: 11 Dead in Indonesian Air Force Plane Crash

By webadmin on 03:53 pm Jun 22, 2012
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The death toll from Thursday’s tragic plane crash climbed to 11 on Friday as the sister of a Indonesian Air Force member died from injuries sustained when the Air Force plane crashed into her family’s East Jakarta home.

Onchi Belorundun, the younger sister of Maj. Adm. Johannes Tandi Sosan, was home when the Fokker A2708 crashed in the Rajawali housing complex while attempting to land at the nearby Halim Perdanakusuma Airport, Air Force spokesman First Marshall Azman Yunus said in Jakarta on Friday.

Eight houses were torched in the wreck.

Johannes’ son Brian Sosan, 6, nephew Nevlin Tanonen, 2, and mother Martina Loren Sosan were also killed in the accident.

Onchi was earlier listed in critical condition. She died on Friday.

The crash also claimed the lives of all seven people aboard the plane. All were members of the Air Force and were attempting to land during training flight.

The plane reportedly rolled into production in 1975 and has been used by the Indonesian Military for the past 36 years.

Antara/JG