UPS 747 crash

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  1. beaupower32

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    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A UPS 747 cargo plane with two crew aboard crashed in Dubai shortly after takeoff Friday, the company said.

    The United Arab Emirates civil aviation authority said the bodies of the two crew members on board were recovered.

    The plane went down inside an Emirati air base near a busy highway intersection about 10 miles southeast of Dubai's international airport.

    UPS spokeswoman Kristen Petrella said the Boeing 747-400 went down at about 8 p.m. in Dubai. Flight 6 was en route to the UPS hub in Cologne, Germany, she said.

    An Associated Press photographer saw smoke rising from the crash site, which was shielded from the highway by walls. Migrants laborers from a nearby camp gathered along the roadside to watch.

    A large section of the plane was visibly on fire before it crashed.

    UPS 747 cargo plane crashes near Dubai airport | courier-journal.com | The Courier-Journal
     
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    Sad new! My condolences to the crews families.:salute:
     
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    Dang. My prayers and sympathies with the families/friends of those involved.
     
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    Saw this on the news yesterday. This year seems to be a bit abnormal with more than usual the number of plane crashes.
     
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    Very sad to hear. My condolences to the families of those involved.
     
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    That just stinks
     
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    Condolences to the families...:(
     
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