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No survivors on Venezuela plane crash

A top aviation official says all 160 passengers on board died in today's plane crash in Venezuela.

The official says the pilot reported trouble with both engines and requested an emergency landing. He says the West Caribbean Airways jet then went "out of control" -- and crashed.

Rescue teams are pulling dozens of bodies from the wreckage, which officials say is strewn across a forested area in a farming region near the border with Colombia.

Officials in Martinique say the passengers included civil servants and their families who had chartered the flight for a one-week trip to Panama.

One town mayor told a reporter many were couples on getaway trips, so "today there are children who are orphans."

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