JAKARTA, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) — Indonesian transport ministry classified that the object, which exploded on the air of East Java of western Indonesia on Monday and fell to a residential area, is not a plane, spokesman of the ministry said.
Spokesman of Transport Ministry Herni Pramuhardjo released the statement following a media report saying the object suspected as a plane exploded at about 10:00 a.m. Jakarta time and the debris fell into Gili Ginting sub-district and to the sea.
"Hoax, the information that it was a plane is hoax. Because, report from authorities in Surabaya there is no a plane losing contact on its air," Pramuhardjo told Xinhua via phone, referring to the provincial city of East Java province.
However, the spokesman said the object could not be precisely identified.