Plane crash in Indonesia; 18 people feared dead

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Plane crash
Jakarta, Sept 29: Tragedy struck Indonesia when a plane carrying 18 people crashed on Thursday. Reports suggest that all 18 passengers are feared to have been dead. The American pilot is also feared dead.

Rescue teams have been rushed to the crash site. 

Further details given out by the Transportation Ministry spokesman Bambang Ervan revealed that the airplane was a CASA C-212 that crash landed at the North Sumatran village of Bahorok. The small aircraft carried three crew members and 15 passengers. All of them have perished in the accident.

The matter was first reported by local residents with rescue teams yet to reach the location. 

Indonesia has been plagued by  many tragedies in recent times. A nation with poor safety standards and overcrowding with a 240 million strong populace, the nation has born witness to train accidents, ferry sinking, plane crashes and natural calamities over the years.

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