WORLD IN BRIEF : CANADA : Jet With 18 Aboard in Apparent Crash

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A Boeing 727 jetliner carrying 18 people apparently crashed southeast of St. John's, Newfoundland, after straying off course over the Atlantic Ocean, officials said. A spokesman for Faucett, a carrier based in Lima, Peru, said the airliner was en route from Malta to Miami, with a refueling stop scheduled for Gander, Newfoundland. The crew declared a low-fuel emergency 30 minutes after it was due in Gander. Officials said a weak signal from the jet's emergency transmitter was picked up by satellite.

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