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166 Presumed Dead in Plane Crash

April 15, 2002

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) _ A Chinese passenger airplane carrying 166 people crashed in bad weather Monday and most of those on board are presumed dead, police and the airline said.

The Air China Boeing 767 from Beijing went down around 11 a.m. as it approached Kimhae Airport near Busan, South Korea’s second largest city, 200 miles southeast of Seoul, they said.

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