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33 KILLED AS PLANE CRASHES IN ANGOLA

Scene of a plane that burst into flames after crashing on runway
Scene of a plane that burst into flames after crashing on runway
Thirty-three people were killed Saturday when a plane in the fleet of Mozambique Airline crashed in a game park en route Angola.

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The plane, Flight TM 470 left Maputo on Friday for the Angolan capital Luanda with 27 passengers and six crew when it lost contact with air traffic controllers, the national carrier said in a statement.

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“The plane has been completely burned to ashes and there are no survivors,” Deputy Commissioner in Nambia Police Force, Willy Bampton said. A Bwabwata game ranger at the scene said the plane’s black boxes, including the voice recorder, had been located and taken by investigators.

“The bodies are scattered all over the place. It is a horrible sight,” another ranger said.
The flight left the Mozambican capital Maputo at 11:26 a.m. on Friday and was due to land in Luanda almost four hours later.

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In a statement on its website, Mozambique Airlines listed the nationalities of the 27 passengers on Flight TM470 as 10 Mozambicans, nine Angolans, five Portuguese, one French, one Brazilian and one Chinese. It had earlier said there were 28 passengers on board.

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