peh
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Private Jet Crashes In Africa-Nine Feared Dead

Thu Mar 08, 2007 7:08 pm

More bad news for Australians flying overseas. It looks like eight Aussies were killed in this crash earlier today. Does anyone know what type of plane it was?

http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/afr...dead/2007/03/08/1173166889138.html

[Edited 2007-03-08 11:13:41]
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RE: Private Jet Crashes In Africa-Eight Feared Dead

Thu Mar 08, 2007 7:11 pm

May they RIP. Not a good week for Aussies traveling abroad for sure.
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RE: Private Jet Crashes In Africa-Eight Feared Dead

Thu Mar 08, 2007 7:16 pm

I can not find a plane type yet or any photos. It seems that all the papers are only saying it was a private jet just north of the city it took off from.

Very sad news. My prayers are with the familys on board.

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/...rica/AF-GEN-Malawi-Plane-Crash.php
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RE: Private Jet Crashes In Africa-Nine Feared Dead

Thu Mar 08, 2007 7:22 pm

Conflicting reports now of 1 Australian on board,no more news of type of aircraft.
 
peh
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RE: Private Jet Crashes In Africa-Nine Feared Dead

Thu Mar 08, 2007 7:23 pm

Conflicting reports coming out of the Nyasa Times, which is reporting that "Two white people are feared dead after a chartered private jet crashed outside the capital Lilongwe".

http://www.nyasatimes.com/Breaking-News/341.html
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peh
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RE: Private Jet Crashes In Africa-Nine Feared Dead

Thu Mar 08, 2007 7:30 pm

OK. It looks like the Australian media is a little jumpy after the Garuda thing. Same newspaper is now reporting that one Australian is dead and that earlier fears of eight were unfounded. Still, very sad day for everyone involved.

Once again proving that the media care more about being first than being right!

[Edited 2007-03-08 11:32:31]
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