BREAKING NEWS: Spanair aircraft said to overrun runway in Madrid

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Rescuers at Madrid Barajas Airport are attending the scene of an apparent runway overrun involving a Spanair aircraft.

The aircraft is said to have been departing for Las Palmas in the Canary Islands. Spanair operates Boeing MD-80s and Airbus A320s on the route.

Images from the scene show heavy smoke from the scene of the accident.


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While injuries among passengers are being reported, no immediate figures are available for the number of occupants on board.