06/30/2015 02:07 EDT | Updated 06/30/2016 01:12 EDT

Indonesian military says air force plane crashes in residential neighbourhood of Medan city

JAKARTA, Indonesia - An Indonesian air force Hercules C-130 plane crashed Tuesday into a residential neighbourhood of Medan city in Sumatra.There was no immediate word of casualties but a local radio station, El Shinta, reported that the plane hit houses.Indonesian television broadcast images from the city of a downed aircraft in flames.Air force spokesman Dwi Badarmanto said the crash occurred a few minutes before midday after the plane took off from a Medan airport.He said a rescue effort was underway.