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Plane Crash in Mauritania kills 7

Associated Press  July 12, 2012

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania – Seven people were killed in Mauritania on Thursday in the crash of a military plane chartered by a Canadian mining company to transport gold, an aviation official said.

The plane caught fire shortly after taking off from an airstrip in Nouakchott, the West African nation’s capital. The pilot attempted to return to the runway but failed to reach it, said the official affiliated with Mauritania’s flight control agency.

The military crew members, custom officials and contractors working for a Canadian mining company aboard died on the spot. All of them were citizens of Mauritania, the official added. He declined to be named in line with department policy.

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