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Mandala plane crash

spacer 5 September 2005 - An Indonesian passenger plane with over 100 people on board crashed into a residential area shortly after taking off from the northern city of Medan, officials said. The Mandala Airlines jet bound for Jakarta crashed minutes after take-off from Polonia airport in Medan on the island of Sumatra.

News about the plane crash
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Young boy survives Mandala crash
Indonesia to bury plane crash victims
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All Mandala crash passengers feared dead
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Mandala jet crashes into residential area

Remains of the Mandala Airlines plane near the houses of the housing complex.
Remains of the Mandala Airlines plane near the houses of the housing complex.

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