JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - An Indonesian air force Hercules C-130 plane crashed Tuesday into a residential neighborhood of Medan city in Sumatra.

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) An Indonesian air force Hercules C-130 plane crashed Tuesday into a residential neighborhood 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.