More bodies recovered after military C-130 plane crashes in Indonesian city

More bodies recovered after military C-130 plane crashes in Indonesian city

Jakarta, Indonesia (CNN)Searchers pulled more bodies Wednesday from the charred wreckage of an Indonesian military plane that authorities say was carrying more than 120 people when it crashed near a residential area.

Military personnel and their family members, students and other civilians were among those on board the C-130 Hercules plane that went down shortly after takeoff Tuesday in Medan, on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.

So far, 91 bodies have been recovered from the crash site, Air Marshal Agus Supriatna, the commander of the Indonesian Air Force, said Wednesday.

The military transport plane had 122 people aboard -- 110 passengers and 12 crew members -- when it took off from Soewondo Air Force Base in Medan, according to Supriatna.

No survivors are reported to have been found, and it's unclear how many people on the ground might have been caught up in the crash.

Authorities are still investigating what caused the disaster. Supriatna said Wednesday that they suspect engine trouble might have been to blame.

Maj. Gen. Fuad Basya, an Indonesian military spokesman, had said Tuesday that the aircraft, built in the United States in the 1960s, had been inspected and cleared to fly before it took off from Medan.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo called for a review of military equipment in light of the disaster.

"Following several plane crashes, we should conduct a total audit and modernize the (old) planes," Jokowi said, according to Indonesia's national news agency, Antara.

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