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Evelyn.
20-08-08, 21:05
MADRID, Spain (CNN) -- A Spanish plane with more than 170 people on board crashed in flames Wednesday at Madrid's Barajas Airport, killing at least 90 people, numbers rising.

The crash during take off reportedly followed an explosion on board the budget airline jet, sending up a plume of smoke visible from several kilometers away.

The official death toll is 90, according to Interior Ministry officials. Local officials are telling CNN's Spanish sister station CNN+ that 26 people taken to hospital are the only survivors, and that two of those survivors are children.

Some of those survivors have serious injuries and others non-life threatening injuries, Spanish Red Cross spokeswoman Olivia Acosa told CNN. Many of the injured were treated for burns, she said.



LINK: http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/europe/08/20/plane.crash.madrid/index.html

Edit: The death toll has now risen to 150 including 2 babies and 20 children :(
Devastating News :(

Encore
20-08-08, 23:02
I know it's horrible, and I'm going there in like one week. :(

My condolences to all the families involved. :(

jackali
20-08-08, 23:41
Gosh, that's terrible.

rowanlim
21-08-08, 00:30
Oh my goodness. That's horrible. What a disaster :(

Lara Croft!
21-08-08, 14:16
That's just awful!

rickybazire
21-08-08, 15:10
Oh dear. My condolences to the familes and friends of the dead.

lararoxs
21-08-08, 18:57
My condolences to all involved.

I heard they have found the Black boxes, and the NTSB are begining to look into this. There is also 2 days of mourning for the losses.

TombRaiderCool
21-08-08, 18:59
My condolences to the deceased and R.I.P., this was a horrible tragedy.:(

TR93
21-08-08, 19:48
RIP:(
OMG this is terrible,
The flight was to the Canary Islands?

I came back from there just 2 weeks ago,
I feel terrible, what a Horrible accident,

My condolences :(

CerebralAssassin
22-08-08, 11:56
my company has that airplane (spanair)

what a tragedy :(

kryptonite23
22-08-08, 14:00
I saw that on the news and it's horrible..:(

findme
22-08-08, 14:30
Heard about it 2 days ago, they said the number of deaths were 50 at that time. It's shocking.