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Old 29th Aug 2001, 19:15
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Just read this,

At least three people have been killed and 27 others injured after a passenger plane crash-landed near Malaga airport in Spain.

The aircraft came down nose first on a road just 200 metres from the runway. The airport is used by thousands of tourists every day.

Broken back

Fire engines and ambulances were on the scene to help evacuate passengers. Pictures showed the back of the plane had broken when it hit the ground.

"I was reading and then there was a huge bang and then chaos," a blood-spattered survivor told Spanish TV.

The CN-235 plane was operated by Binter, a unit of Spanish national airline Iberia, which runs only five small propeller-driven aircraft on internal flights. It is thought there were 44 people aboard, but it is not known if there were any foreign tourists among them.

It was flying from the little Spanish territory of Melilla, on Morocco's north coast, to Malaga, on the southern Spanish coast.


Danny Ford, of Central Malaga Radio, spoke to Sky News as he watched the emergency services at work. "It came down about 200 metres before the runway. It is not on fire, but fire engines are pumping liquid onto the plane to stop it catching," he said.

Later he said all ambulances had left the scene, but helicopters had arrived to ferry the injured away. "It looks like they might have everyone out of the plane," he said. "They're tending to people on the road."
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