A Fokker 27 airplane operated by the Indonesian Military (TNI) crashed near Halim Perdanakusuma Airport in East Jakarta on Thursday.
It is not clear yet how many people were onboard the aircraft, but local TV station Metro TV reported that the plane crashed into eight houses in a neighborhood near the airport, which is a base of the Indonesian Air Force. The houses were reportedly torched.
The plane reportedly had problems while trying to land.
“Yes, it’s true, there was an accident with a Fokker 27 plane at Rajawali complex, the Indonesian Air Force’s housing, in Halim,” the spokesman of the National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas), Gagah Prakoso, told the Jakarta Globe on Thursday.
“I’m not sure yet how many victims are, but it just happened at 2:45 p.m.”
Fire engines and ambulances have been dispatched to the location on Jalan Branjangan in Rajawali housing complex near Halim Perdanakusuma Airport.