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FedEx jet crashes and explodes in Japan

<p>A FedEx Corp cargo plane bursts into flames at Narita International Airport, March 23, 2009, in this combination picture made from video grabs taken from TBS footage. The plane, caught in a gust of wind, crashed and burst into flames as it landed at Narita international airport on Monday, closing the main runway at the busy gateway to Tokyo. REUTERS/TBS/Handout </p>

A FedEx Corp cargo plane bursts into flames at Narita International Airport, March 23, 2009, in this combination picture made from video grabs taken from TBS footage. The plane, caught in a gust of wind, crashed and burst into flames as it landed at...more

A FedEx Corp cargo plane bursts into flames at Narita International Airport, March 23, 2009, in this combination picture made from video grabs taken from TBS footage. The plane, caught in a gust of wind, crashed and burst into flames as it landed at Narita international airport on Monday, closing the main runway at the busy gateway to Tokyo. REUTERS/TBS/Handout

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<p>A FedEx Corp cargo plane bursts into flames at Narita International Airport March 23, 2009 in this video grab taken from TBS footage. REUTERS/TBS/Handout </p>

A FedEx Corp cargo plane bursts into flames at Narita International Airport March 23, 2009 in this video grab taken from TBS footage. REUTERS/TBS/Handout

A FedEx Corp cargo plane bursts into flames at Narita International Airport March 23, 2009 in this video grab taken from TBS footage. REUTERS/TBS/Handout

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<p>A cargo plane burns on the tarmac at Narita international airport in Chiba, Japan March 23, 2009. REUTERS/Kyodo </p>

A cargo plane burns on the tarmac at Narita international airport in Chiba, Japan March 23, 2009. REUTERS/Kyodo

A cargo plane burns on the tarmac at Narita international airport in Chiba, Japan March 23, 2009. REUTERS/Kyodo

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<p>A crashed cargo plane lies at Narita international airport in Narita, east of Tokyo March 23, 2009.  REUTERS/Issei Kato </p>

A crashed cargo plane lies at Narita international airport in Narita, east of Tokyo March 23, 2009. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A crashed cargo plane lies at Narita international airport in Narita, east of Tokyo March 23, 2009. REUTERS/Issei Kato

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<p>Emergency workers stand next to a crashed cargo plane at Narita international airport in Chiba, Japan March 23, 2009. REUTERS/Kyodo </p>

Emergency workers stand next to a crashed cargo plane at Narita international airport in Chiba, Japan March 23, 2009. REUTERS/Kyodo

Emergency workers stand next to a crashed cargo plane at Narita international airport in Chiba, Japan March 23, 2009. REUTERS/Kyodo

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<p>Emergency workers are seen at the site of a cargo plane crash at Narita international airport in Narita, east of Tokyo March 23, 2009. REUTERS/Issei Kato </p>

Emergency workers are seen at the site of a cargo plane crash at Narita international airport in Narita, east of Tokyo March 23, 2009. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Emergency workers are seen at the site of a cargo plane crash at Narita international airport in Narita, east of Tokyo March 23, 2009. REUTERS/Issei Kato

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<p>A crashed cargo plane is seen at Narita international airport in Chiba, Japan March 23, 2009. REUTERS/Kyodo </p>

A crashed cargo plane is seen at Narita international airport in Chiba, Japan March 23, 2009. REUTERS/Kyodo

A crashed cargo plane is seen at Narita international airport in Chiba, Japan March 23, 2009. REUTERS/Kyodo

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<p>Emergency workers are seen at the site of a cargo plane crash at Narita international airport March 23, 2009. REUTERS/Issei Kato </p>

Emergency workers are seen at the site of a cargo plane crash at Narita international airport March 23, 2009. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Emergency workers are seen at the site of a cargo plane crash at Narita international airport March 23, 2009. REUTERS/Issei Kato

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<p>Emergency workers are pictured next to a crashed cargo plane at Narita international airport in Chiba, Japan March 23, 2009.  REUTERS/Kyodo </p>

Emergency workers are pictured next to a crashed cargo plane at Narita international airport in Chiba, Japan March 23, 2009. REUTERS/Kyodo

Emergency workers are pictured next to a crashed cargo plane at Narita international airport in Chiba, Japan March 23, 2009. REUTERS/Kyodo

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<p>Police officers inspect the site of a cargo plane crash at Narita international airport March 23, 2009.  REUTERS/Issei Kato </p>

Police officers inspect the site of a cargo plane crash at Narita international airport March 23, 2009. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Police officers inspect the site of a cargo plane crash at Narita international airport March 23, 2009. REUTERS/Issei Kato

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<p>Emergency workers are seen at the site of a cargo plane crash at Narita international airport in Narita, east of Tokyo March 23, 2009. REUTERS/Issei Kato</p>

Emergency workers are seen at the site of a cargo plane crash at Narita international airport in Narita, east of Tokyo March 23, 2009. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Emergency workers are seen at the site of a cargo plane crash at Narita international airport in Narita, east of Tokyo March 23, 2009. REUTERS/Issei Kato

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<p>A crashed cargo plane lies at Narita international airport in Chiba, Japan March 23, 2009.  REUTERS/Kyodo </p>

A crashed cargo plane lies at Narita international airport in Chiba, Japan March 23, 2009. REUTERS/Kyodo

A crashed cargo plane lies at Narita international airport in Chiba, Japan March 23, 2009. REUTERS/Kyodo

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<p>Emergency workers are seen at the site of a cargo plane crash at Narita international airport in Narita, east of Tokyo March 23, 2009. REUTERS/Issei Kato </p>

Emergency workers are seen at the site of a cargo plane crash at Narita international airport in Narita, east of Tokyo March 23, 2009. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Emergency workers are seen at the site of a cargo plane crash at Narita international airport in Narita, east of Tokyo March 23, 2009. REUTERS/Issei Kato

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<p>An emergency worker inspects at the site of a cargo plane crash at Narita international airport in Narita, east of Tokyo March 23, 2009.  REUTERS/Issei Kato</p>

An emergency worker inspects at the site of a cargo plane crash at Narita international airport in Narita, east of Tokyo March 23, 2009. REUTERS/Issei Kato

An emergency worker inspects at the site of a cargo plane crash at Narita international airport in Narita, east of Tokyo March 23, 2009. REUTERS/Issei Kato

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<p>A passenger points to a screen showing flight information at the departure area of Narita international airport March 23, 2009. REUTERS/Issei Kato </p>

A passenger points to a screen showing flight information at the departure area of Narita international airport March 23, 2009. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A passenger points to a screen showing flight information at the departure area of Narita international airport March 23, 2009. REUTERS/Issei Kato

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<p>Passengers wait to check-in at the departure area of Narita international airport March 23, 2009. REUTERS/Issei Kato </p>

Passengers wait to check-in at the departure area of Narita international airport March 23, 2009. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Passengers wait to check-in at the departure area of Narita international airport March 23, 2009. REUTERS/Issei Kato

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