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Pilots argued before Indonesian plane crash

Published 01/04/2007

An investigation into an Indonesian plane crash last month which left 21 people dead has found that the two pilots had been arguing before the aircraft went down.

The Garuda Airlines passenger jet burst into flames after overshooting the runway at an airport on the island of Java.

The investigators' preliminary findings pointed to human error and "absent-mindedness" as the cause of the crash.

The crash killed 21 people, while 119 others were able to escape through the exits of the burning jet.

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