Two Indonesian Air Force EMB-314 Super Tucano turboprops crashed

Light attack aircraft were flying in the East Java region during the morning of November 16. Images show Embraer planes destroyed on a mountainside. Four pilots did not survive

Two Indonesian Air Force EMB-314 Super Tucano light attack turboprops crashed on Thursday morning in the East Java region.

Footage from a video shows the two planes destroyed on the ground. Later, the Air Force confirmed that these were aircraft registrations TT-3103 and TT-3111.

The Indonesian Air Force later reported finding the bodies of the four occupants. The aircraft would have collided in different locations on a mountain in the region.

According to the Air Force statement, the four Super Tucanos took off from Abdulrachman Saleh Air Base in Malang, East Java, for a training mission at 10:50 am (local time).

Registration number TT 3103 of one of the two Super Tucanos that crashed (Social media)

At 11:18 am, air traffic control lost contact with the turboprops while two of them returned to base. According to reports, the four planes were spinning in a “box” formation at an altitude of 8,000 feet.

Indonesia ordered 16 EMB-314 aircraft from Embraer in 2011, but had lost one of the turboprops in a 2016 crash.

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The Super Tucano is an evolution of the EMB-312 training turboprop, and capable of carrying out advanced training and light attack. It is operated by around 18 countries on different types of missions.

The Indonesian Air Force ordered 16 EMB-314 turboprops in 2011 (IAF)


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