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Food Aid Flight Crashes in Kosovo

November 12, 1999

PRISTINA, Yugoslavia (AP) _ A World Food Program flight from Rome carrying 24 people crashed today in Kosovo, the head of the U.N. agency said.

``We just learned that the flight has unfortunately crashed,″ said Catherine Bertini, the Rome-based agency’s executive director.

Bertini, who was in Rome, said there was no immediate information about survivors.

The ATR-42 was carrying 21 passengers and three crew members. The daily shuttle flight left Rome at 9 a.m. It disappeared shortly after midday.

Bertini said the wreckage was found 10 to 15 miles outside Pristina in an area that is heavily mined.

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