Plane Carrying Medan Crash Victims’ Dead Bodies Aborts Take-Off Twice

Monday, July 6, 2015
By George Hatcher

A Hercules A-1321 military plane had to cancel take-off from Soewondo Air Force Base in Medan, Indonesia, twice, on July 3.

The airplane was prepared to transport 14 dead bodies of the victims of June 30 Hercules crash in Medan, along with their families, to Ranai, Natuna, Riau Islands in Indonesia. However, it had to abort its take-off at 6:30 a.m. due to engine malfunction.

Later, the plane was again prepared to depart but the flight was aborted for the second time due to low visibility and bad whether at 6 p.m.

The passengers and dead bodies were transported in a CN-235 airplane later.

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