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Last Thursday, an An-24 plane of the Slovakian air force, on its way home from Kosovo with 43 people on board, crashed into a mountain en route to Košice (Slovakia's second largest city and Bratislava's Eastern 'counter-pole'; Hungarian: Kassa, German: Kaschau). There was one survivor.

The reason for the crash is a mystery. Technical errors have been closed out. Apparently the pilots flew by sight - in the evening. Further mystery is in conflicting accounts - the official version is that the plane veered off its flight path (along a valley between two mountain ranges) by 3 km, but some Hungarian airflight insiders claim that the plane flew along a different route, and flew 350 m under the minimum allowed flight height.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Wed Jan 25th, 2006 at 01:35:55 PM EST

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