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Crocodile blamed for deadly plane crash

October 23, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A crocodile is being blamed for a plane crash that killed 20 people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.The sole survivor of the Aug. 25 crash has told a French news agency a passenger had smuggled a crocodile aboard the plane in a sports bag.

The crocodile got loose and panicked passengers and crew, who rushed to the front of the plane, throwing it off balance.

The British pilot lost control and the plane went down in a small village.

The crocodile survived the crash, but was killed by villagers on the ground.