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12:00 AM, September 15, 2010 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, September 15, 2010

Plane crash in Venezuela kills 15

A plane crash in Venezuela has killed 15 people - but 36 passengers have survived the impact, officials say.
The ATR-42 turboprop, belonging to the state airline Conviasa, came down shortly after leaving Manuel Carlos Piar airport, outside Ciudad Guayana.
Bolivar State Governor Francisco Rangel Gomez said the aircraft had 47 passengers and four crew on board.
The pilots of the aircraft, having left the island of Margarita, reported technical problems before it crashed.
"We still don't know the exact cause," Mr Gomez told state television.
Transport Minister Francisco Garces said the short-haul airliner crashed at about 1000 local time (1430 GMT), some 10km (six miles) from Puerto Ordaz, a suburb of Ciudad Guayana where the airport is located.

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