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BEIRUT Jan 25 Rescue workers have located the
crash site of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that went down just
off the Lebanese coast on Monday, Lebanon's Transport Minister
Ghazi al-Aridi said.
"(The crash) site has been identified three-and-a-half km
(two miles) west of the (coastal) village of Na'ameh," Aridi
told reporters at Beirut international airport.
He said search and rescue operations were under way but
refused to give any further details. He also said it was too
early to say what caused the crash but confirmed the plane took
off from Beirut international airport in stormy weather. Aridi
said an investigation into the cause was under way.
(Reporting by Nadim Ladki; editing by Robin Pomeroy)