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Venezuela plane crashes after 'technical problems'

14 September 2010 Last updated at 07:25 BST

A plane crash in Venezuela has killed 15 people but 36 passengers are believed to have survived the impact.

The ATR-42 turboprop, belonging to the state airline Conviasa, came down shortly after leaving Manuel Carlos Piar airport, outside Ciudad Guayana.

The pilots of the aircraft, having left the island of Margarita, reported technical problems before it crashed.