Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Spain - Several dead after plane crash

A plane has crashed at Madrid airport in Spain killing 7 people according to early reports. The airliner belonging to Spanish carrier SpanAir skidded off the runway and crashed while attempting to takeoff at Madrid's Barajas Airport. Clouds of black smoke rose from the scene and there are reports of several casualties, according to airport officials. Around 160 people were on board the plane which was destined for Gran Canaria [BBC / CNN].

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