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Feb 14 2008

Plane Crashes And Catches Fire In Armenia Injuring 10

A plane carrying 21 people crashed on takeoff from Armenia’s capital early Thursday, injuring at least 10 people, 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, Artiom Movsesian said.
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He said there were 18 passengers and three crew members aboard. Ten people were hospitalized with injuries. A spokesman for the airport, Gevorg Abramian, said none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening.

After the crash, it lay upside-down at the airport, much of the fuselage blackened and gutted by fire.

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