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Plane crash during heavy rain at South African airport kills three

Updated Feb. 3, 2014 at 9:09 AM

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Three people died Monday in the crash of a twin-prop airplane trying to land in heavy rain at Johannesburg, South Africa's Lanseria Airport, officials said.

The Beechcraft King Air 90 was carrying two crew members and one passenger when it crashed and burst into flames, SAnews.gov.za reported.

"An investigation will reveal the cause of the accident," said Lanseria Airport CEO Gavin Sayce.

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