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Zambia Military Plane Crash-Lands, Killing 28

February 19, 1990| Associated Press

LUSAKA, Zambia — A Zambian air force transport plane crashed while trying to land at Lusaka's international airport, killing all 28 people aboard, the government said Sunday.

Defense Secretary Alex Shapi said the Canadian-built twin-engine Buffalo was on a routine flight from Mbala in northern Zambia late Saturday when it crashed, scattering wreckage over a wide area near the airport. He refused to speculate on the cause of the crash.

The dead were identified as 14 air force personnel, 11 civilians, one army officer and two national service staff.

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