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8 KILLED, 37 HURT IN AIR SHOW CRASH

Eight people died and 37 were injured, some of them children, when a light plane crashed into a Red Cross tent Saturday during an air show in the Belgian coastal resort of Ostend.

The plane plunged into the runway after the pilot lost control during a loop, which was part of an aerobatic display, raining debris onto the crowd and spraying spectators with burning kerosene.

The pilot was among the dead.

Authorities said the pilot, who was Jordanian, appeared to have lost control of his plane. VTM television said the plane was part of the Royal Jordanian Falcons, the country's aerobatics team.

Today's displays at the two-day international air show were canceled after the crash.

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