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Plane crashes in Spain, 140 dead

Last updated on: August 21, 2008 01:30 IST

More than 140 people were feared killed on Wednesday after a Spanish airliner crashed at the Madrid's Barajas airport in Spain 


The airlines -- with 173 people on board -- was leaving for the Canary IslandsDetails of the nationalities of the passengers are not yet known, reports said.


Reports said only 28 people survived the crash, which happened at 14:30

local time. 




Image: Rescue operations in full swing at the accident site.  


Photograph: AFP/Getty Images