Plane crash in northern Iraq kills 7, wounds 6

10:22, February 05, 2011      

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At least seven people were killed and six others wounded Friday when a plane crashed at an airport in Iraq's northern Kurdish city of Suleimaniyah, local official website said.

The private aircraft crashed shortly after it took off from the Suleimaniyah airport due to bad weather, according to the official PUK media, which belongs to the Kurdish party Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) led by current Iraqi President Jalal Talabani.

However, according to a Xinhua correspondent based in Suleimaniyah, only four people were killed when the civilian plane crashed due to heavy fog.

The plane belongs to a local giant group called Faruk, which owns a big communication company Asia Cell and a cement plant, he said.

Source: Xinhua
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