Entries in Jakarta (4)


Indonesian Air Force Plane Crashes into Jakarta Homes

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(JAKARTA, Indonesia) -- An Indonesian air force plane with seven people onboard crashed into a residential area in Jakarta on Thursday, causing several houses to go up in flames, the BBC reports.

According to officials, victims have been taken to nearby hospitals, but it is unclear how many were injured or killed.

The Fokker F-27 was on a routine training flight at the time of the crash.

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Earthquake Rattles Indonesia's Java Island

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(JAKARTA, Indonesia) -- A 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck western Indonesia on Monday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.  No injuries or damages were immediately reported.

The quake hit at 6:18 p.m. local time just 106 miles south southwest of the capital, Jakarta.  It was nearly 42 miles deep.

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Wreckage of Russian Commercial Jet Found in Indonesia

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(JAKARTA, Indonesia) -- Russia's struggling aviation industry was delivered a severe setback on Wednesday when its new Sukhoi Superjet-100 disappeared on a test flight over the mountains in western Indonesia.

Wreckage of the plane was found Thursday morning on the side of a volcano south of the capital, Jakarta.  Presumably, all 48 passengers on board, that included potential buyers, diplomats, business people and journalists, were killed.

The Superjet is supposed to take the place of the aging fleet of Russian commercial aircraft made before the fall of the Soviet Union.

According to witnesses, the plane was making its second flight of the day when it vanished from the radar about 20 minutes after taking off from Halim Perdanakusuma Airport.

Prior to the apparent accident, the Russians had hoped the Superjet would sell well in international markets with an affordable price tag of $35 million.

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Indonesian Volcano Spews Ash into Sky in Biggest Eruption Yet

AFP/Getty Images(JAKARTA) -- A volcano in Indonesia erupted again on Sunday, sending ash into the sky and hastening evacuation measures.

Thousands of residents, many of whom farm the fertile land around Mount Lokon, had to be evacuated when the volcano started erupting a week ago. Sunday's blast measured the strongest thus far, according to reports.

One woman had a heart attack during an evacuation, and she remains the sole fatality. There have been no other reports of deaths.

Mount Lokon is one of Indonesia's 129 active volcanos.

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