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Indonesia to review air force fleet as crash search ends

Indonesia’s president has ordered an overhaul of air force procurement processes after a military aircraft crashed into a hotel and two homes in the North Sumatran capital of Medan on Tuesday, claiming at least 140 lives.

Medan, Indonesia.
Medan, Indonesia. Image by Blatant World / CC BY 2.0

The search for victims, including as many as 113 passengers and more people on the ground, was called off on Wednesday. Coming just six months after 162 passengers and crew were killed when an AirAsia flight crashed in the Java Sea, the crash has reignited concerns about oversights in Indonesian commercial aviation. Read more: channelnewsasia.com