Montana plane crash kills 17, including children
Posted 2009/03/22 at 8:48 pm EDT
LOS ANGELES, Mar. 22, 2009 (Reuters) — A single-engine plane, reported to be carrying children on a ski vacation to the Rocky Mountains, crashed on approach to an airport in western Montana on Sunday, killing 17 people, the Federal Aviation Administration said.
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The warlords of Afghanistan had already put a £25,000 price on Prince Harry’s head.
And last night military experts feared the bounty for assassinating him may have increased dramatically.
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He and his comrades are said to have unleashed a Hellfire missile to eliminate the terror chief after [...]
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“(Clayton Osbon) has been suspended pending a further investigation,” JetBlue spokeswoman Tamara Young told CBS Las Vegas.
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