Deaths as Spain holiday jet crashes

Holidaymakers killed as Spanish plane crashes on takeoff for popular holiday resort.

    Spanair is Spain's second-biggest airline
    [FILE PIC - EPA]

    Helicopters and fire engines pumped water onto the burning plane, which had crashed into a wooded area at the end of the runway.

    The MD-80 plane, which can carry up to 166 passengers, is operated by Spanair, Spain's second-biggest airline after Iberia, and is a subsidiary of Scandinavian carrier SAS. 

    SOURCE: Agencies


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