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Newly-delivered Avient Aviation McDonnell Douglas MD-11F Z-BAV crashes today at Shanghai

Copyright Photo: Eddy Gual/www.air72.com. The new MD-11F is pictured at Miami as N408SH before it was delivered as Z-BAV on November 20, 2009.

Avient Aviation (Harare) took delivery on November 20, 2009 of its first McDonnell Douglas MD-11 (F) freighter registered Z-BAV (msn 48408, ex N408SH/PR-LGD). Today (November 28) the ex-VARIG airliner caught on fire on takeoff tragically crashed at Shanghai (Pu Dong). Three (of seven) American crew members died in the crash. The aircraft is destroyed.

News links:

www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34177650/ns/world_news-asiapacific/

www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/11/27/china.plane.crash/index.html

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