Mandala Airlines Boeing 737-230 plane crash
The aircraft crashed while performing a scheduled passenger flight from Medan-Polonia Airport to Jakarta.
Shortly after takeoff from Medan, survivors reported that the Boeing began to shake violently, veered left,
and crashed into a residential area about 500m off the end of the runway.
A failure of one engine could be the root cause of the crash said a transport safety official. "Preliminary investigations show a fuel problem on the engine" he said.
The 9 survivors were sittted in the same row.
Mandala Airlines is currently on the blacklist of airlines banned from flying in the European Union.
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Aircraft similar to the one which crashed (Boeing 737-230)
Medan, Indonesia (Red dot on map)