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90 Feared Dead in Lebanon Plane Crash

An Ethiopian Airlines plane carrying 90 passengers and crew crashed off the coast of Lebanon on Monday. The aircraft, which took off in a severe storm, was seen on fire before it went down. The cause of the crash is officially unknown, but Lebanese officials discounted the possibility of sabotage.

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Los Angeles Times:

Rescue workers have recovered the bodies of 25 of 90 people aboard an Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed into the Mediterranean Sea early this morning amid a fierce storm, the Lebanese transportation minister said.

The Addis Ababa-bound Boeing 737-800, carrying eight crew members and 82 passengers including the American-born wife of the French ambassador to Lebanon, crashed into the sea shortly after takeoff from Beirut during harsh weather. No survivors have been found during an ongoing search-and-rescue operation.

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