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December 24, 1992 | From Associated Press
Although the airline involved in the fatal crash of a Dutch charter here is blaming wind shear for the accident, a Portuguese air official said Wednesday that it is premature to affix blame until investigators complete an inquiry. At least 54 of the 340 people on board were killed when the Martinair DC-10 broke apart and burst into flames as it tried to land Monday.
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August 25, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A Canadian airliner carrying 304 people across the Atlantic glided to an emergency landing in Portugal's Azores islands without engine power, bursting tires when it hit the runway and slightly injuring 10 passengers, officials said. The Air Transat Airbus A-330 was at risk of ditching in the ocean after a fuel leak developed, officials said, but the pilot managed to land with both engines off at the Lajes Airport on Terceira island in the Azores, about 800 miles off Portugal.
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December 22, 1992 | From Associated Press
A chartered Dutch jumbo jet with 340 people aboard slammed into a runway Monday while trying to land in a storm, broke apart and burst into flames. Officials said at least 54 people en route to this popular beach resort were killed. The government said 282 people survived the crash of the DC-10, although many were injured. Four people were listed as missing. Pilots said that holes in the wreckage, the proximity of firefighting equipment and luck all contributed to the high number of survivors.
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December 24, 1992 | From Associated Press
Although the airline involved in the fatal crash of a Dutch charter here is blaming wind shear for the accident, a Portuguese air official said Wednesday that it is premature to affix blame until investigators complete an inquiry. At least 54 of the 340 people on board were killed when the Martinair DC-10 broke apart and burst into flames as it tried to land Monday.
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August 25, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A Canadian airliner carrying 304 people across the Atlantic glided to an emergency landing in Portugal's Azores islands without engine power, bursting tires when it hit the runway and slightly injuring 10 passengers, officials said. The Air Transat Airbus A-330 was at risk of ditching in the ocean after a fuel leak developed, officials said, but the pilot managed to land with both engines off at the Lajes Airport on Terceira island in the Azores, about 800 miles off Portugal.
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December 22, 1992 | From Associated Press
A chartered Dutch jumbo jet with 340 people aboard slammed into a runway Monday while trying to land in a storm, broke apart and burst into flames. Officials said at least 54 people en route to this popular beach resort were killed. The government said 282 people survived the crash of the DC-10, although many were injured. Four people were listed as missing. Pilots said that holes in the wreckage, the proximity of firefighting equipment and luck all contributed to the high number of survivors.
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