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New York (Reuter) - A USAir Boeing 737 crashed after taking off from Pittsburgh International Airport yesterday evening, a local television station reported. KDKA television, quoted by CNN, said the plane - which according to first reports had up to 130 people aboard - came down near Hopeville, outside Pittsburgh.

There was no immediate report on casualties. Another television station, WNBC in New York, quoted eyewitnesses as saying pieces of the plane and baggage were scattered throughout the wooded area of the crash site. Rescue teams were on the way to the scene and the television station appealed to people to keep clear of the area, KDKA said.