BRUSSELS Feb 9 A small passenger plane crashed
at Belgium's Charleroi airport on Saturday, killing five people
and closing the airport that is a hub for Ryanair and
other low-cost carriers.
The aircraft, a Cessna, had problems on takeoff and tried to
return to Charleroi airport but crashed on the side of the
runway, Belgian news agency Belga and Flemish state broadcaster
Two adults and three children were killed, a Belgian
official told RTBF radio.
An airport official contacted by Reuters said the airport
was closed, but declined further comment.