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Crashes raise questions about composite parts in planes

In Recife, Brazil, a technician from France photographed debris recovered from crashed Air France flight AF 447. In Recife, Brazil, a technician from France photographed debris recovered from crashed Air France flight AF 447. (AP Photo/ Eraldo Peres)
By Peter S. Canellos
Globe Staff / June 16, 2009

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WASHINGTON - On a bright-blue morning just two months after the worst terrorist attack in American history, a silver jumbo jet with red, white, and blue trim took off from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. Moments later, it plummeted into the Queens neighborhood of Belle Harbor, killing 260 people on the plane and five more on the ground. (Full article: 771 words)

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