Officials say 7 killed in northern Iraq plane crash

February 4, 2011 18:44

SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq — Officials on Saturday said a small commercial plane has crashed while taking off from a regional airport in northern Iraq, killing seven passengers.

The plane caught on fire as it was flying out of the Sulaimaniyah airport around 5 p.m. Friday. Two senior airport officials and a policeman said at least three of the dead were crew members.

It was not known what airline the plane belonged to or whether there were any survivors.

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