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Miami plane crash delays vessel movements at port

Miami plane crash delays vessel movements at port

   A fatal seaplane crash in the waters adjacent to the Port of Miami Monday delayed vessel movements while officials conducted investigation and salvage operations.

   Twenty people died in the crash of a Chalk's airline passenger plane, which burst into flames and crashed after takeoff from Watson Island, across from the cruise terminals at the port. The plane crashed into Government Cut, the main shipping channel for the port.

   A port spokesman said that two cruise ships and one freighter were held in port, and that three containerships were kept waiting offshore.

   Operations are expected to return to normal Tuesday.