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Plane Crashes off Miami Beach, Florida, Killing 20 Aboard


A seaplane with 20 people exploded in mid-air and crashed off the coast of Miami Beach, Florida, Monday afternoon, killling all aboard. Nineteen bodies have been recovered and one is still missing.

The propeller-driven aircraft crashed shortly after taking off from Miami enroute to the Bahamas. Authorities say the cause of the crash is under investigation.

The plane went down in Government Cut, a channel that cruise ships and freighters take into the Port of Miami. Authorities say the channel, a major shipping route for the southern United States, has been closed until further notice.

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