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Plane catches fire at Norwegian airport; 13 rescued

india Updated: Oct 10, 2006 13:50 IST
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Norwegian rescue workers pulled 13 people from a plane that caught fire and skidded off the runway at a western Norway airport on Tuesday, rescue officials said, but three passengers were missing.

Einar Knutsen, of the Rescue Coordination Center for Southern Norway, said 13 of those aboard had been rescued alive, but their condition was not immediately known. Rescuers were searching for three others.

The plane had taken off from the southwestern Norway Sola Airport, near Stavanger, and caught fire upon landing at the Stord Airport, Anders Bang-Andersen, of the Norwegian Rescue Center, said.

Bang-Andersen said all available rescue personnel were at the crash site.

Photographs posted in the Internet sites of Norwegian newspapers showed a ball of fire and clouds of smoke coming from end of the runway.