On this day: Planes collide in Illinois

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On the 19th of November, 1996, two planes collided on the runway at Quincy, Illinois in the United States. Everyone on both planes died in the resulting fire and explosion.

The incident occurred when United Express Flight 5925 came in to land at the same time a King Air plane took off on an intersecting runway.

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Inadequate rescue and firefighting equipment meant that while some people on the ground came to the aid of the passengers and crew, they could not get anybody out in time.

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