Lebanese president rules out foul play in plane crash

Lebanese President Michel Sleiman said Monday that authorities had ruled out terrorism or sabotage as the cause of the crash of an Ethiopian jet into the sea shortly after takeoff from Beirut.

"Up until now we have ruled out foul play," Sleiman told reporters.

Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409 crashed early Monday off the coast of Lebanon with 90 passengers and crew on board.

There were no reports of any survivors.

 

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