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Continental Airlines' MD-80 crashes into terminal at Newark.

AIRLINE INDUSTRY INFORMATION-(C)1997-2000 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD

Several maintenance workers were injured on 14 June when a passenger-free Continental Airlines MD-80 aircraft sprang forward during an engine check and crashed its nose into passenger terminal C at Newark International Airport.

The incident occurred before flight operations had begun for the day and the passenger terminal was almost empty at the time.

A spokesperson for the airline said that 'The engines were fired up and the aircraft lunged forward' pushing through the wall of terminal C at a passenger boarding gate according to the Associated Press.

Those people on the aircraft during the incident, six cleaners and two mechanics, were taken to hospital for examinations and later released.

So far the extent of structural damage sustained by the terminal has not been determined. No flights were disrupted by the incident.

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