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Smoke billows from a British-made BAe 146 cargo plane that caught fire while being unloaded at the airport in Wamena, Papua province, Indonesia. Photo / AP
Smoke billows from a British-made BAe 146 cargo plane that caught fire while being unloaded at the airport in Wamena, Papua province, Indonesia. Photo / AP

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