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Witness: Pilot had 'no going back'

A British man who witnessed the aftermath of the plane crash at Madrid's Barajas airport has said "the whole of the back end of the plane was burnt".

Alan Gemmell, who was on a plane that was landing at the airport just after the accident, said that emergency services were delayed reaching the aircraft because of a burning field of grass.

He said he had heard that the pilot may have got to a certain point taking off, then there was "no going back".

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