Media: in Indonesia plane crash killed at least 12 people

СМИ: в Индонезии при крушении самолета погибли не менее 12 человек

At least 12 people feared dead in the crash of a police aircraft in Indonesia on Saturday, reports the Jakarta Post citing the military.

“An explosion was heard before the plane crashed. Pieces of the seats and the remains of the bodies were found by local residents,” — said the head of the naval base in Tanjung Pinang S. Irawan.

According to the newspaper, the plane crashed in the waters of the province of Riau Islands in the South China sea. The plane departed from the city of pangkal Pinang to Batam.

The military also said that the alleged crash site were sent ships for search and rescue operations.