At least 143 people died and 13 passengers survived in the crash of an Indonesian passenger jet today in a residential area in the city of Medan, acting North Sumatra governor Rudolf Pardede said.
”The dead victims total 143, composed of 104 passengers and crew, and 39 residents,” Pardede was quoted as saying by Forbes.
"The surviving passengers currently under treatment number 13," he said, adding that only four residents injured on the ground were still hospitalized.
He did not name the survivors.
An official at the Mandala Airlines crisis center in Jakarta said 15 people were registered as survivors.
As Pravda.ru reported earlier, the Boeing 737 of the Mandala Airlines crashed into a residential neighbourhood shortly after take-off from Medan's Polonia airport. It had 117 people on board, five of them crew.
The Russian Defence Ministry acknowledged that the Americans treat Russian military men in Syria with respect. The Americans always warn Russia accordingly, but not Israel
After the incident with the shootdown of the Ilyushin Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea, Russia will supply an S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Syria
Indeed, how dare they run US-independent policy? They should have followed the example of the European Union that turned independent states of the Old World into US-ditto entities