A Spanair MD-82 scheduled to carry vacationers to Las Palmas yesterday crashed on takeoff from Madrid Barajas' longest runway, 36L, and caught fire. Reports from the Spanish capital indicated that at least 153 occupants were killed in the accident. Spanish Development Minister Magdalena Alvarez said late yesterday that 19 of the 172 people (162 passengers, six working crew, four nonworking crew) onboard survived, according to the BBC and CNN. Widespread reports indicated that the aircraft ...

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