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All but one survive spectacular Colombian aircrash

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All but one survive spectacular Colombian aircrash


All of the passengers bar one on a Colombian jet that shattered on impact in the Caribbean escaped with their lives.

The Boeing 737 carrying 121 passengers and six crew split into three after attempting a landing at San Andres during a fierce electrical storm.

The pilot reported the airliner was struck by lightning, shortly before it crashed shy of the runway in heavy wind.

The flight from Colombia’s capital Bogota was operated by the privately-owned airline Aires.

114 people onboard were injured.

Medics at the crash site told a local paper that a woman suffered a heart-attack just after the accident and died en route to hospital.

The Caribbean airport was closed to allow investigators access to the wreckage.

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