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08-20 153 dead in Madrid plane crash Madrid

Summary.     Click for More > Passengers saw flames before jet crashed Spain mourns air disaster victims  Spain declared 3 days of mourning as investigators continued probing what caused a passenger jet to crash on takeoff in Madrid DNA tests for Madrid air victims Plane burst into flames after runway skid   U.S. beat Spain to win basketball gold  The United States struck gold in Olympic men's basketball with a 118-107 victory. Wade scored 27 points and Bryant added 20 Spanair considered pulling crash jet Crash probe says wing flaps failed Contador win Tour of Spain Wing flaps blamed in crash Verdasco the hero as Spain lift Davis Cup
Spain votes in national elections Socialists claim victory  Zapatero's Socialists had 44%, followed by Mariano Rajoy's conservative Partido Popular with 40%. Turnout was put at 75% PM seeks support after election Pirates free crew of Spanish boat Drought forces Barcelona to ship in water Europe fuel protests spread wider Nadal humiliates Federer in French final Hauliers on fuel strike Superb Spain too strong for Russians Torres strike gives Spain final victory Map of Vienna Austria  Thousands of euphoric fans are celebrating in Madrid after their football team won Euro 2008, beating Germany 1-0 Nadal stuns Federer in Wimbledon final Sastre wins Tour de France crown 153 dead in Madrid plane crash
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Spain votes in national elections   35 million are deciding whether to return the ruling Socialists to power in general elections Socialists claim victory


January 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jan.15  Henin, Nadal roll into third round
Jan.19  Spain arrests 14 terror suspects


February 2008 ... more > Top ^
Feb.8  9/11 terror suspect extradited to Spain
Feb.10  Real score seven in Valladolid rout


March 2008 ... more > Top ^
Mar.5  Roma sink Real to reach quarterfinals
Mar.9  
 
  Zapatero's Socialists had 44%, followed by Mariano Rajoy's conservative Partido Popular with 40%. Turnout was put at 75%.    Prime Minister Zapatero thanked a crowd of cheering supporters ...
Mar.10   PM seeks support after election  Governing Socialists were seeking the support of smaller parties after an election that left the country deeply divided politically

April 2008 ... more > Top ^
Apr.15 Exiled Equatorial Guinea leader arrested Apr.18 Spain suffers worst drought Apr.19 8 Finnish tourists killed Apr.23  Man. United miss penalty in semi stalemate Apr.26     Pirates free crew of Spanish boat  Pirates have released the Playa de Bakio, a Basque tuna fishing boat, and its 26 crew members seized off the coast of Somalia Apr.27  Raikkonen stretches lead with win  Nadal claims fourth Monaco title in a row

May 2008 ... more > Top ^
May.4  Nadal makes it 4 straight in Barcelona Real Madrid leave it late to claim title
May.7  Nadal suffers rare loss on clay Real Madrid celebrated league title May.13   Drought forces Barcelona to ship in water  Spain's worst drought in decades forced the city to begin shipping in drinking water in an effort to avoid water restrictions May.18  Nadal foils Federer's Hamburg title bid May.20 ETA 'political leader' arrested May.30   Europe fuel protests spread wider  Fuel protests triggered by rising oil prices have spread to more countries across Europe, with thousands of fishermen on strike

June 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jun.1 Contador powers to Giro d'Italia victory
Anonymous warning precedes bomb blast Jun.3  Nadal celebrates birthday with semi slot Jun.6 Nadal nails Djokovic to reach French final Jun.8     Nadal humiliates Federer in French final  Rafael Nadal became the second man to win 4 successive French Open titles after crushing world No. 1 Roger Federer in straight sets   Hauliers on fuel strike  Tens of thousands of lorry drivers have begun an indefinite strike against the soaring price of diesel, which has risen by 20% this year Jun.10  Villa hits hat-trick as Spain rout Russia Jun.13 Spain treats child phone addicts Jun.14  Last-gasp Villa goal puts Spain through Jun.15  Nadal beats Djokovic in thrilling final Jun.22 Spain beat Italy in Euro penalty shoot out Jun.26     Superb Spain too strong for Russians
Map of Vienna Austria  Spain stormed into their first European Championship final in 24 years by rolling over Russia 3-0 to set up a final against Germany Jun.29   Torres strike gives Spain final victory
Map of Vienna Austria
  Thousands of euphoric fans are celebrating in Madrid after their football team won Euro 2008, beating Germany 1-0
 Germany had enjoyed the better of the opening exchanges. A first-half goal from Liverpool striker Torres proved enough to end Spain 44-year wait for a major tournament success. Madrid is awash with national colours, as fans draped in flags dance and sing in the streets
Jun.30 Madrid revels in Spanish triumph

July 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jul.4 Nadal secures final spot against Federer
Jul.5  Valverde wins Tour de France opening Jul.6     Nadal stuns Federer in Wimbledon final  Rafael Nadal has won his first Wimbledon singles title after holding off a stunning fightback from 5-times champion in an epic 5-set final Jul.10 15 dead as migrants to reach Spain Jul.12 Boat migrants die, bodies cast into sea Jul.14 5 hurt during Pamplona bull run finale Jul.15  Del Bosque named coach by Euro champs  AC Milan acquires Ronaldinho Jul.17 Four Madrid bomb convicts cleared Jul.23  Sastre wins on Alpe d'Huez to lead Tour Jul.25 France arrests Basque ETA suspects Jul.26  Sastre retains overall Tour lead Jul.27   Sastre wins Tour de France crown  Carlos Sastre seals his first Tour de France title and becomes the third Spaniard in a row to win. At at 33 he's the oldest maiden winner of the Tour  Nadal romps to Rogers Cup win

August 2008 ... more > Top ^
Aug.2  Nadal set to overtake Federer as No. 1 Aug.11  Nadal struggles before opening victory Aug.17 Nadal, Dementieva claim tennis golds
Aug.20   153 dead in Madrid plane crash
  19 people survived when the passenger plane swerved off the runway at Barajas airport but some are in critical condition
 Later wing flaps blamed in crash. The left engine caught fire as the Spanair flight JK 5022 sflight took off for the Canary Islands with 172 people on board. Investigators had ruled out foul play and considered the crash an accident
  Passengers saw flames before jet crashed   Passengers said they saw flames and then heard an explosion moments before a jet crashed on takeoff at Madrid's Barajas Airport Aug.21   Spain mourns air disaster victims
  Spain declared 3 days of mourning as investigators continued probing what caused a passenger jet to crash on takeoff in Madrid
  DNA tests for Madrid air victims  DNA tests will be needed to identify many of the 153 people killed in plane disaster at the airport Aug.22   Plane burst into flames after runway skid  A Spanair MD-82 was not on fire as it took off from Madrid's airport but lifted off slightly into the air, fell back to the ground Aug.23 Mechanic quizzed over air crash Aug.24     U.S. beat Spain to win basketball gold
  The United States struck gold in Olympic men's basketball with a 118-107 victory. Wade scored 27 points and Bryant added 20
 Massa fined after F1 European GP win Spanish jet makes unscheduled landing  9-man Real Madrid claim Supercup Aug.26 Crash pilots' last words recovered Aug.29   Spanair considered pulling crash jet  Govt.: The airline considered switching aircraft at the last minute because of a mechanical problem but ultimately went ahead Aug.30  Top seed Nadal overpowers Troicki

September 2008 ... more > Top ^
Sep.16   Crash probe says wing flaps failed
  Investigators probing the plane crash in Madrid that killed 154 people say the wing flaps did not deploy during takeoff Sep.21   Contador win Tour of Spain  Alberto Contador joined cycling greats who have claimed all three major tours, finishing safely in the main bunch on the final stage into Ma...  Nadal sees Spain into Davis Cup final Sep.28  Alonso wins after Massa pit stop drama

October 2008 ... more > Top ^
Oct.1 Spain holds 121 over child porn
Oct.7 Appeal clears 15 of terror links Oct.9   Wing flaps blamed in crash  Accident investigators have published a preliminary report into a plane crash that claimed 154 lives at Madrid airport in August Oct.12  Alonso wins again as F1 title rivals crash  Golf legend Ballesteros has brain tumor

November 2008 ... more > Top ^
Nov.5  Del Piero magic gives Juve famous victory Nov.13 Former president in war crimes case
Nov.16 France holds 'Eta military head' Nov.23   Verdasco the hero as Spain lift Davis Cup  Fernando Verdasco clinched the Davis Cup for Spain with a thrilling 5-set victory over Argentina's Jose Acasuso Nov.26  Barcelona stretch run in impressive style

December 2008 ... more > Top ^
Dec.9  Ramos replaces Schuster at Real Madrid Dec.27 Exiles get Spain passport chance



Exiled Equatorial Guinea leader arrested Former president in war crimes case Spain suffers worst drought 8 Finnish tourists killed Drought forces Barcelona to ship in water  Spain's worst drought in decades forced the city to begin shipping in drinking water in an effort to avoid water restrictions 15 dead as migrants to reach Spain Boat migrants die, bodies cast into sea 5 hurt during Pamplona bull run finale 153 dead in Madrid plane crash




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  19 people survived when the passenger plane swerved off the runway at Barajas airport but some are in critical condition
 Later wing flaps blamed in crash. The left engine caught fire as the Spanair flight JK 5022 sflight took off for the Canary Islands with 172 people on board. Investigators had ruled out foul play and considered the crash an accident
Aug.20 Passengers saw flames before jet crashed   Passengers said they saw flames and then heard an explosion moments before a jet crashed on takeoff at Madrid's Barajas Airport Aug.21 Spain mourns air disaster victims
  Spain declared 3 days of mourning as investigators continued probing what caused a passenger jet to crash on takeoff in Madrid
Aug.21 DNA tests for Madrid air victims  DNA tests will be needed to identify many of the 153 people killed in plane disaster at the airport Aug.22 Plane burst into flames after runway skid  A Spanair MD-82 was not on fire as it took off from Madrid's airport but lifted off slightly into the air, fell back to the ground Aug.23 Mechanic quizzed over air crash Aug.24 Spanish jet makes unscheduled landing Aug.26 Crash pilots' last words recovered Aug.29 Spanair considered pulling crash jet  Govt.: The airline considered switching aircraft at the last minute because of a mechanical problem but ultimately went ahead Sep.16 Crash probe says wing flaps failed
  Investigators probing the plane crash in Madrid that killed 154 people say the wing flaps did not deploy during takeoff Oct.9 Wing flaps blamed in crash
  Accident investigators have published a preliminary report into a plane crash that claimed 154 lives at Madrid airport in August



Spain, 2008 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2008 Apr.19 8 Finnish tourists killed
May.30 Europe fuel protests spread wider  Fuel protests triggered by rising oil prices have spread to more countries across Europe, with thousands of fishermen on strike Jun.8 Hauliers on fuel strike  Tens of thousands of lorry drivers have begun an indefinite strike against the soaring price of diesel, which has risen by 20% this year



Spain, 2008 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.15  Henin, Nadal roll into third round Feb.10  Real score seven in Valladolid rout Mar.5  Roma sink Real to reach quarterfinals Apr.23  Man. United miss penalty in semi stalemate Apr.27  Raikkonen stretches lead with win Apr.27  Nadal claims fourth Monaco title in a row May.4  Nadal makes it 4 straight in Barcelona May.4 Real Madrid leave it late to claim title
May.7  Nadal suffers rare loss on clay May.7 Real Madrid celebrated league title May.18  Nadal foils Federer's Hamburg title bid Jun.1 Contador powers to Giro d'Italia victory Jun.3  Nadal celebrates birthday with semi slot Jun.6 Nadal nails Djokovic to reach French final Jun.8   Nadal humiliates Federer in French final  Rafael Nadal became the second man to win 4 successive French Open titles after crushing world No. 1 Roger Federer in straight sets Jun.10  Villa hits hat-trick as Spain rout Russia Jun.14  Last-gasp Villa goal puts Spain through Jun.15  Nadal beats Djokovic in thrilling final Jun.22 Spain beat Italy in Euro penalty shoot out Jun.26   Superb Spain too strong for Russians Map of Vienna Austria  Spain stormed into their first European Championship final in 24 years by rolling over Russia 3-0 to set up a final against Germany Jun.29 Torres strike gives Spain final victory Map of Vienna Austria
  Thousands of euphoric fans are celebrating in Madrid after their football team won Euro 2008, beating Germany 1-0
 Germany had enjoyed the better of the opening exchanges. A first-half goal from Liverpool striker Torres proved enough to end Spain 44-year wait for a major tournament success. Madrid is awash with national colours, as fans draped in flags dance and sing in the streets
Jun.30 Madrid revels in Spanish triumph Jul.4 Nadal secures final spot against Federer Jul.5  Valverde wins Tour de France opening Jul.6   Nadal stuns Federer in Wimbledon final  Rafael Nadal has won his first Wimbledon singles title after holding off a stunning fightback from 5-times champion in an epic 5-set final Jul.15  Del Bosque named coach by Euro champs Jul.15  AC Milan acquires Ronaldinho Jul.23  Sastre wins on Alpe d'Huez to lead Tour Jul.26  Sastre retains overall Tour lead Jul.27 Sastre wins Tour de France crown  Carlos Sastre seals his first Tour de France title and becomes the third Spaniard in a row to win. At at 33 he's the oldest maiden winner of the Tour Jul.27  Nadal romps to Rogers Cup win Aug.2  Nadal set to overtake Federer as No. 1 Aug.11  Nadal struggles before opening victory Aug.17 Nadal, Dementieva claim tennis golds Aug.24   U.S. beat Spain to win basketball gold
  The United States struck gold in Olympic men's basketball with a 118-107 victory. Wade scored 27 points and Bryant added 20
Aug.24  Massa fined after F1 European GP win Aug.24  9-man Real Madrid claim Supercup Aug.30  Top seed Nadal overpowers Troicki Sep.21 Contador win Tour of Spain  Alberto Contador joined cycling greats who have claimed all three major tours, finishing safely in the main bunch on the final stage into Ma... Sep.21  Nadal sees Spain into Davis Cup final Sep.28  Alonso wins after Massa pit stop drama Oct.12  Alonso wins again as F1 title rivals crash Oct.12  Golf legend Ballesteros has brain tumor Nov.5  Del Piero magic gives Juve famous victory Nov.23 Verdasco the hero as Spain lift Davis Cup  Fernando Verdasco clinched the Davis Cup for Spain with a thrilling 5-set victory over Argentina's Jose Acasuso Nov.26  Barcelona stretch run in impressive style Dec.9  Ramos replaces Schuster at Real Madrid



Spain, 2008 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.19  Spain arrests 14 terror suspects Feb.8  9/11 terror suspect extradited to Spain Apr.15 Exiled Equatorial Guinea leader arrested
Apr.26   Pirates free crew of Spanish boat  Pirates have released the Playa de Bakio, a Basque tuna fishing boat, and its 26 crew members seized off the coast of Somalia May.20 ETA 'political leader' arrested Jun.1 Anonymous warning precedes bomb blast Jul.17 Four Madrid bomb convicts cleared Jul.25 France arrests Basque ETA suspects Oct.1 Spain holds 121 over child porn Oct.7 Appeal clears 15 of terror links Nov.13 Former president in war crimes case Nov.16 France holds 'Eta military head'



Spain, 2008 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2008 Mar.9 Spain votes in national elections   35 million are deciding whether to return the ruling Socialists to power in general elections Mar.9 Socialists claim victory
  Zapatero's Socialists had 44%, followed by Mariano Rajoy's conservative Partido Popular with 40%. Turnout was put at 75%.    Prime Minister Zapatero thanked a crowd of cheering supporters ...
Mar.10 PM seeks support after election  Governing Socialists were seeking the support of smaller parties after an election that left the country deeply divided politically May.30 Europe fuel protests spread wider  Fuel protests triggered by rising oil prices have spread to more countries across Europe, with thousands of fishermen on strike Jul.12 Boat migrants die, bodies cast into sea
Aug.21 Spain mourns air disaster victims
  Spain declared 3 days of mourning as investigators continued probing what caused a passenger jet to crash on takeoff in Madrid
Dec.27 Exiles get Spain passport chance




Spain, 2008 South Asia Timeline ... See World South Asia timeline Top ^
2008 Jun.13 Spain treats child phone addicts