Mystery over crash plane's cargo

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INVESTIGATORS refused to reveal the cargo of the Korean Boeing 747-200F last night despite possessing the crashed plane's full cargo manifest.

Witnesses at the crash site said they were warned by fire crews attending the wreckage that there were unspecified toxic materials present.

Accounts varied during the night, with some sources saying it was carrying linen and paint and one onlooker claiming to have seen "hundreds of CDs" strewn around.

Bernard Jenkin, the Tory transport spokesman, said: "If dangerous chemicals were part of the cargo the Civil Aviation Authority must have approved them."

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