Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Peruvian Plane Crashes, at Least 37 Die

Peruvian Plane Carrying 100 Crashes During Emergency Landing, Killing at Least 37, Injuring 40
A Peruvian airliner carrying 100 people crashed Tuesday near a jungle town while attempting an emergency landing, killing at least 37 people and injuring about 40, officials said.
The Boeing 737 went down near the Pucallpa municipal airport after the pilot radioed that he could not land because of strong winds and a torrential downpour, Norma Pasquel, a Pucallpa airport receptionist, told The Associated Press by phone.The plane circled the airport until trying to make the emergency landing. Officials and radio reports said the plane crashed near a highway, indicating the pilot might have been trying to land on the roadway.


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