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Indonesia navy plane crash-lands; 4 dead

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  • Four people killed after Indonesian navy plane crashed in eastern Borneo
  • Navy spokesman: Plane was on routine patrol when the engine failed
  • Crew forced to make emergency landing when second engine failed
  • A search and rescue team has been dispatched to the area
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JAKARTA, Indonesia (CNN) -- An Indonesian navy plane crash-landed Monday in eastern Borneo, killing four crew members and injuring five others, a navy spokesman said.

The plane carrying the nine crew members was on routine patrol in east Borneo when it experienced engine failure and was forced to land, said the spokesman Iskandar Sitompul.

When one of the engines shut down in mid-air, the crew tried to force-start the engine and then the second engine died, Sitompul said. They were forced to make an emergency landing about 24 miles (39 km) from Tanjung Selor in the East Borneo province.

A search and rescue team has been dispatched to the area, Sitompul said.

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