22 Jun 2012

Plane crashes into housing complex

5:35 am on 22 June 2012

An Indonesian air force plane carrying seven crew has crashed into a housing complex east of the capital, Jakarta.

The blaze engulfed at least eight houses in the area.

It is believed the plane, a Fokker 27 turboprop, was attempting to land while conducting training exercises.

The number of casualties is unknown.

A witness told a local news channel she heard a loud bang and saw a plume of smoke rising from the neighbourhood.

Last month, a Russian-made Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft crashed south of Jakarta during a demonstration flight, killing all 45 on board.