MAGETAN - Most passengers on board of the Hercules that crashed into the village of Geplak, in the district of Magetan in East Java earlier this morning are civilians and children of military personnel. "There were civilians on board, also a number of children. We are currently counting the totals. They are family members of soldiers," said Marsma Bambang Sulistiono.
The current death toll stands at 78 people. Just 15 people survived the crash and are currently in hospitals in the city of Madiun. One of the victims is said to be a First Marshall and his wife. The cause of the crash of the Hercules C-130 with flight number A 325 is not known at this moment. It is suspected that the plane had an problem with the engine just before the crash.