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Indonesia gets serious about air force fleet review after fatal plane crash

Indonesia gets serious about air force fleet review after fatal plane crash

July 1, 2015

MEDAN, July 1 — Indonesia’s president called for an evaluation of the country’s ageing air force fleet, as fears grew that the death toll from yesterday’s military plane crash could exceed 100 people. A military transport plane carrying 122 people ploughed into a residential area shortly after take-off in northern Indonesia, in what may be the deadliest accident yet for an air force with a long history of crashes. So far, 42 victims have been identified, air force spokesman Dwi... Read more

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A police officer covers the vehicle to be used by Pope Francis during his visit to Ecuador, in Quito, Ecuador, July 1, 2015. Pope Francis will visit Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay in July. — Reuters pic

A police officer covers the vehicle to be used by Pope Francis during his visit to Ecuador, in Quito, Ecuador, July 1, 2015. Pope Francis will visit Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay in July. — Reuters pic