Plane veers off Madrid runway, deaths reported

August 20th, 2008 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS  

Madrid, Aug 20 (DPA) An airplane attempting to take off from Madrid airport veered off the runway Wednesday, killing several people, Spain’s RNE radio reported.According to rescue services, the Spainair aircraft broke apart after it went off the runway and burst into flames.

Witnesses reported that a huge cloud of smoke engulfed the area.

The flight was destined for Gran Canaria.

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