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Wednesday, 23 February, 2000, 15:53 GMT
EgyptAir crash-landing being investigated



Investigators are trying to find out the exact cause of a crash-landing by an Egyptian plane in Zimbabwe last night.

All ninety-four passengers were evacuated safely from the aircraft, belonging to EgyptAir, after it skidded on the runway at Harare airport and lost an engine.

Officials say there were strong cross-winds as the plane came in to land for a stopover on a flight from Johannesburg to Cairo.

EgyptAir suffered a major disaster four months ago when one of its planes plunged into the sea off the east coast of the United States, killing more than two-hundred people.

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