Ethiopian jet crashes; hope for survivors dims

Lebanese and U.N. vessels search for survivors from the Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed in the sea in Naameh, south of Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Jan. 25, 2010. The aircraft, carrying 90 people, caught fire and crashed into the sea minutes after taking off from Beirut early Monday, setting off a frantic search as rain lashed the coast and debris washed ashore. At least 23 bodies were recovered. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari) (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)

January 25, 2010 11:06:36 AM PST
An Ethiopian Airlines plane carrying 90 people caught fire and crashed into the sea minutes after taking off from Beirut early Monday, setting off a frantic search as passenger seats, baby sandals and other debris washed ashore.

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