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Jun 20, 2007 at 09:47am IST

49 killed in Indonesia plane crash

Jakarta, Indonesia: A jet from Indonesia's state carrier Garuda crashed and burst into flames on landing at Yogyakarta airport on Wednesday morning.

Forty-nine people have been confirmed dead in a plane crash at the airport of the Indonesian city of Yogyakarta, a government official said.

At least 133 passengers and seven crew including Australian diplomats and journalists were onboard the plane when the accident happened.

The Garuda Airlines Boeing 737-400 appeared to overshoot the runway before flames shot out and witnesses reported hearing an explosion.

Video footage from the scene showed rescue workers and onlookers surrounding the plane's smoking fuselage. The top of the plane appeared to have burned away.

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