Names of passengers on board crashed C-130 Hercules aircraft released

Names of passengers on board crashed C-130 Hercules aircraft released
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The Indonesian Air Force has released the names of the people who were on board the military C-130 Hercules aircraft, registration number A 1310, that crashed into several homes in a housing area on Jl. Jamin Ginting, Medan, North Sumatra, at 12:08 p.m. local time on Tuesday, two minutes after take-off from the Soewondo Air Force Base, formerly known as the Polonia International Airport, as the plane was on its way to Tanjung Pinang, Riau Islands.

The Medan search and rescue team has reportedly recovered 15 body bags, mostly from the plane wreckage, and taken them to the nearby Adam Malik Hospital.

Meanwhlile, Indonesian Military spokesperson Maj. Gen. Fuad Basya told reporters that at least 12 soldiers were on board the crashed plane, which had been made in the US in 1964.

Here are the names :

1. Pilot: Capt. Sandy Permana

2. Co-pilot 1: First Lt. Pandu Setiawan

3. Co-pilot 2: Second Lt. Dian Sukma P

4. Navigator: Capt. Roni Setiawan

5. Air radio officer: Sgt. Maj Bambang H.

6. Air engine officer: Chief Warrant Officer Ibnu Kohar

7. Air engine officer: Chief Warrant Officer Andik S

8. Air engine officer: Warrant Officer Parijo

9. Load Master instructor: Chief Warrant Officer Ngaserman

10. Load Master: Chief Warrant Officer Yahya

11. Load Master: Warrant Officer Agus P

12.Extra officer: Second Private Alvian

Adam Malik Hospital spokesperson Sairi M Saragih said earlier that the team found it difficult to identify the victims as most of the bodies were recovered in pieces.

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