No Survivors in Jet Crash

5th Sep 2005

A Boeing 737-200 has crashed in a residential area of Indonesia’s third largest city just after takeoff today, killing up to 117 people on board as well as bystanders. The plane, operated by a local carrier Mandala Airlines, was carrying 112 passengers and five crew, according to Asril Tanjung, the airline’s director. The cause of the crash in Medan city was being investigated, but foul play was very unlikely, he commented.


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