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Last Updated: Tuesday, 10 October 2006, 10:47 GMT 11:47 UK
Norway runway blaze kills three
The site of the plane crash
The aircraft skidded off the runway as it was landing
Three people have been killed after a charter plane caught fire and skidded off a runway as it landed in Norway.

Thirteen people were rescued from the burning aircraft - which was carrying 16 in all - at Stord airport.

The plane had taken off from Sola airport, near Stavanger, and was due to fly on to Molde further up the coast after a stopover.

The three dead were found in the wreckage, having originally been reported missing.

Rescue officials said the 13 survivors were not seriously injured.

The cause of the accident was not immediately clear.

The BAe 146-200 jet was operated by Atlantic Airways of the Faroe Islands.

Fritz Arne Lilleskog, of the district police, said the heat from the fire had slowed efforts to search the wreckage.


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