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5 die in Belgium plane crash

Feb. 9, 2013 at 9:09 PM

BRUSSELS, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- A small airplane crashed at an airport near Brussels Saturday, killing all five members of a family on board, authorities said.

The Cessna went down at Charleroi airport when it developed a problem during takeoff and tried to return, a source told the Belgian newspaper De Standaard.

The Flandersnews.be news website reported the victims were members of one family -- a grandfather, his daughter-in-law and three grandchildren ages 7, 6 and 3, RIA Novosti said.

The cause of the crash had not been determined.

De Standaard said the crash forced the cancellation of five flights and delayed 16 others.

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