SEOUL, Nov. 8 (Yonhap) -- South Korea will dispatch a military cargo plane again this week to Indonesia struggling to recover from damage caused by an earthquake and a tsunami, the foreign ministry said Thursday.

The aircraft will leave for the Southeast Asian nation Friday at the request of its government, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

A team of 28 personnel will be dispatched to operate the plane until Nov. 30, it said.

Two C-130 Hercules planes of South Korea's Air Force conducted a humanitarian mission to transport aid materials, totaling 209 tons, in Indonesia from Oct. 8-26.

The items include drinking water, tents, medical equipment and emergency generators.

Source: Yonhap News Agency