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Asiana Airlines cargo plane crashes off Jeju

All Headlines 07:34 July 28, 2011

JEJU, South Korea, July 28 (Yonhap) -- A cargo plane operated by Asiana Airlines, South Korea's second-largest flagship carrier, crashed into the sea off Jeju Island Thursday, killing two, the Coast Guard said.

Debris of the Boeing-744 aircraft, which departed from Incheon International Airport at 3:05 a.m. for China's Pudong, was found in waters about 107 kilometers west of the city of Jeju by a Coast Guard patrol boat at 6:40 a.m., the Coast Guard said.

The Asiana plane with one pilot and one crew member disappeared from radar at 4:09 a.m. while returning to Jeju International Airport after reporting some mechanical trouble, officials said.

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