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.