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BEIRUT, Jan 25 (Reuters) - 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