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Indonesia plane crash claims 5

All five people on a test flight were killed in Indonesia today when their small plane crashed having changed one of its engines, a transportation ministry spokesman said.

world Updated: Feb 12, 2011 16:13 IST

All five people on a test flight were killed in Indonesia on Saturday when their small plane crashed having changed one of its engines, a transportation ministry spokesman said.

The Cassa aircraft of Sabang Merauke Raya Air Charter left Batam island and crashed on Bintan island, both in Riau Islands province.

"The pilot, co-pilot and three technicians died in the accident. They were on a flight test after they changed one of the engines for the aircraft," transportation ministry spokesman Bambang Ervan said.

Five police on a mission to help flood victims in eastern Indonesia were killed in October when their plane crashed into a tree during an emergency landing.