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World IN BRIEF : INDIA : Jetliner Crashes; 55 Die, 62 Survive

April 27, 1993|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

An Indian Airlines jet carrying 118 people crashed on takeoff in the western city of Aurangabad after hitting a truck beyond the runway. Officials said 55 people died, but most of the 63 survivors walked away with scratches. The Boeing 737-200's undercarriage and a wheel hit the truck, piled high with cotton bales, just past Aurangabad's Chitlakthana Airport, 680 miles southwest of New Delhi, said S. T. Deo, airline regional director. No Americans were believed to be aboard.

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