Archive for Thursday, February 14, 2008

Plane with at least 18 aboard crashes

February 14, 2008

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— A plane carrying at least 18 people crashed on takeoff from Armenia's capital early today, but there were no deaths reported, the head of the country's civil aviation authority said.

The plane, a Canadair CRJ-100, was heading for Minsk, Belarus, when it flipped over on the runway at Zvartnots Airport and burst into flames, said Avtiom Movsissian.

He did not immediately know the airline to which the plane belonged, but Russian news reports said it was a plane of Belarus' Belavia Airlines.

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