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At Least 3 Dead in Plane Crash in Spain

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Emergency services personnel work in the area after a plane crash near the Seville airport, in Spain, May 9, 2015.

Emergency services personnel work in the area after a plane crash near the Seville airport, in Spain, May 9, 2015.

Spanish officials have confirmed at least three people are dead in the crash of a military plane near Seville's airport.

Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Saturday up to 10 crew members were on board the new Airbus A400M. The aircraft was under flight trials at the airport, but had not yet been delivered to the Spanish military.

Airport authority AENA said that Seville airport had been closed and its fire crews went to the crash scene outside the airport perimeter. Flights to Seville were being diverted to nearby airports, AENA said.

An amateur video showed thick black smoke rising from the site north of Seville’s San Pablo Airport.

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