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Reports reveal little on plane crashes in Colombia

1 spy plane downed due to engine failure. The Feb. 13, 2003, crash landing of a U.S. surveillance plane in Colombia that resulted in the executions of an American and a Colombian and the kidnapping of three American crew members was due to engine failure, according to an official summary of the accident investigation by the U.S. Southern Command, a spokesman said Monday. The problem was probably caused by heat damage to its turbine blades, the report said. A summary of the investigation into a second plane crash March 25 that killed three Americans does not list a cause, but notes that the pilots may not have seen an approaching ridgeline in the dark. Full Story

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