Clarification: Czech-Plane Crash story

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Posted: May 25, 2012 12:02 PM
Clarification: Czech-Plane Crash story

In a story on May 23, The Associated Press called a Russian military plane that crashed while landing in the Czech Republic a jet. The An-30 aircraft had turboprop engines driving propellers, so it would be more correct to call it a turboprop. Turboprop engines are a variation of jet engines, even though they use propellers to generate thrust.