Indonesia airline says several survivors from crash


  • World
  • Monday, 05 Sep 2005

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Several passengers survived the crash of an Indonesian Boeing 737-200 in the city of Medan on Monday, a spokesman for the airline said. 

Earlier, the head of Medan's search and rescue agency said all 117 people on board the flight had died. 

"There are several survivors, but I don't know the exact number," said Koeswinarko, a spokesman for local carrier Mandala Airlines. The official Antara news agency put the number of survivors at six. 

Rescue workers and residents surround the wreckage of an Indonesian Boeing 737-200 operated by Mandala Airlines which crashed just after takeoff near a housing complex in the city of Medan, on Indonesia's Sumatra island September 5, 2005. (REUTERS/Avie Erleno)

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