MADRID, Spain (AP) - Three days of mourning are under way for the 153 people killed when their airplane crashed just after takeoff yesterday in Spain.
Spanish officials say 14 bodies have been identified so far. The process is expected to take days because many bodies were burned beyond recognition.
It was an MD-82 plane that crashed yesterday, and Spanair says an MD-82 was forced to make an emergency landing Saturday because of problems with both of its engines. Saturday's plane also landed on the same island yesterday's plane was destined for. A company official say he doesn't know if the same plane was involved in both incidents.
A Spanish newspaper (El Pais) reports yesterday's crash started when an engine on an MD-82 failed, and may have caught fire during takeoff.