KLM Airbus Crashes With 179 on BoardAired January 30, 2000 - 6:30 p.m. ET
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ANDRIA HALL, CNN ANCHOR: I'm Andria Hall. "BUSINESS UNUSUAL" is just ahead, but first the top story: reports of a Kenya Airline airbus going down in the ocean.
We want to go now to Hugo Baas. He is the spokesperson for KLM Airport -- Airlines, and he's on the telephone with us now.
Sir, what can you tell us?
HUGO BAAS, KLM ROYAL DUTCH AIRLINES: Well the information we have at this very moment is very early information, so it might just during the night change, of course. Burt as far as we know at this very moment, it involved 5KQ 1131 on its way from Abidjan to Lagos. It carries 169 passengers and 10 crew members.
Shortly after takeoff at 21:08, the aircraft crashed in the sea, and it could be possible involved in a sand storm. It involves an aircraft (UNINTELLIGIBLE) A310300, and at this very moment we have brief information that there are possibly two KLM employees on board of that aircraft. That has not yet been definitely been confirmed.
HALL: That was Hugo Baas, the spokesperson for KLM Airlines. And again, a Kenyan Airlines air crash, reports of 169 people, 10 crew people on board. We will keep you up to date on this breaking news story at the top of the hour,
"BUSINESS UNUSUAL" comes up for you right now.
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