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At least 9 dead after plane crashes in Arkansas storm

Investigators examine the wreckage of an American Airlines MD-80 jet early Wednesday in Little Rock, Ark., following a terrifying crash landing during a hailstorm when the flight, with 145 aboard, skidded off a rain-slickened runway, broke apart and burst into flames. The nine deaths that officials could account for in the crash just before midnight Tuesday were the first on a major U.S. airline in nearly 1 1/2 years. The flight from Dallas had been delayed for more than two hours. Story on A2.