11-13-2009, 05:16 PM #1
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Plane smashes into VIP Lounge! Ooops!
One person has died after a passenger plane crashed into an airport's VIP lounge.
he accident happened at Rwanda's Kigali airport.
Rwandair executive Jack Ekl said he pilot had reported technical difficulties after taking off from the capital.
He said the plane tried to make an emergency landing but crashed into the VIP lounge at the airport on Thursday afternoon.
Airline officials said there were 14 passengers aboard the plane.
It had been on its way to Uganda.
Mr Ekl said investigations are underway to determine exactly what went wrong but he believed a problem had developed with the engine.
Rwandair boss Gerald Zirimuabagabo said the plane had shown signs of technical problems as recently as Wednesday.
A problem with the plane's generator prompted an emergency landing at the international airport in Nairobi, Kenya.
He did not say whether mechanics addressed Wednesday's technical problem before Thursday's flight.
11-14-2009, 06:21 AM #2
Re: Plane smashes into VIP Lounge! Ooops!
Apparently there were problems with the throttles. And the plane was at full throttle when it impacted the terminal.Geremy Britton
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