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Monday, 8 October, 2001, 11:58 GMT 12:58 UK
In pictures: Milan runway blaze
An SAS flight from Italy to Denmark ploughed into a building at Milan's Linate airport early on Monday, after hitting a small plane which had apparently strayed onto the runway in thick fog. More than 110 people died as the aircraft burst into flames.

Scene of crash
The SAS plane ploughed into an airport building, leaving a scene of devastation

Rescue workers at scene
Rescue workers carried away the dead and injured

Plane wreckage
Pieces of the wreckage were taken away for examination

Cockpit
The charred remains of the cockpit could clearly be seen

Wreckage of plane on fire
The blaze sent a pall of smoke rising above the airport

Departure board
The Milan departure board showed the doomed plane's scheduled take-off time

Copenhagen SAS man learns of disaster
In Copenhagen, distressed SAS workers learned of the tragedy

MD80 series plane
A SAS plane almost identical to the MD-87 which crashed. Picture: SAS
See also:

08 Oct 01 | Europe
Scores die in runway blaze
01 Nov 00 | World
Air disaster timeline
25 May 00 | Europe
Briton killed in runway crash
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