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Friday, September 19, 2008

Last Moments of Spanair MD-82 Crash in Spain

CCTV footage has revealed the dramatic last moments of the Spanair flight that crashed last month near Madrid, killing 154 people.

Flaps not extended on ill-fated Spanair jet:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wing flaps on a Spanair jetliner that crashed in Spain last month killing 154 people were not fully extended before take off, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

Citing people familiar with the investigation, the Journal said preliminary information from the MD-82's flight data recorder shows the movable flaps on the rear of the wings were not properly positioned. The flaps provide extra lift.

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