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September 24, 1989
The French government said that data recovered from the flight recorders of a DC-10 airliner that crashed in Africa confirmed that an explosion at an altitude of 30,000 feet brought down the plane. The Transport Ministry said the cockpit recorder and the flight data recorder showed that the "flight proceeded in a normal manner until a total interruption, indicating an in-flight explosion." The UTA plane, en route from Chad to Paris, crashed Tuesday in Niger, killing all 171 aboard.
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September 24, 1989
The French government said that data recovered from the flight recorders of a DC-10 airliner that crashed in Africa confirmed that an explosion at an altitude of 30,000 feet brought down the plane. The Transport Ministry said the cockpit recorder and the flight data recorder showed that the "flight proceeded in a normal manner until a total interruption, indicating an in-flight explosion." The UTA plane, en route from Chad to Paris, crashed Tuesday in Niger, killing all 171 aboard.
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September 21, 1989 | RONE TEMPEST and JIM MANN, Times Staff Writers
A French DC-10 jetliner with 171 people aboard experienced a powerful high-altitude explosion, possibly from a terrorist bomb, before crashing in a remote desert region of Niger in northern Africa, officials in France said Wednesday. In Washington, intelligence specialists said they believe that the jetliner may have been bombed by people seeking to retaliate against France for its recent actions in Lebanon.
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September 21, 1989 | RONE TEMPEST and JIM MANN, Times Staff Writers
A French DC-10 jetliner with 171 people aboard experienced a powerful high-altitude explosion, possibly from a terrorist bomb, before crashing in a remote desert region of Niger in northern Africa, officials in France said Wednesday. In Washington, intelligence specialists said they believe that the jetliner may have been bombed by people seeking to retaliate against France for its recent actions in Lebanon.
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