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Rescue workers in central Canada, searching the charred wreckage of an Air Ontario jet that crashed shortly after takeoff, found the bodies of 22 victims, bringing the death toll to 24, including one American. The Dutch-built Fokker F-28 was headed for Winnipeg with 69 people aboard when it took off in a heavy snowstorm. It clipped treetops before plowing into the woods just outside the rural town of Dryden, in the province of Ontario, and burst into flames. Police said there were 47 survivors, but that two of them later died. At least 18 people remain hospitalized, eight of them in serious condition. Doctors said that nearly all the survivors had suffered burns. The cockpit voice recorder as well as the plane’s flight data recorder have been recovered, authorities reported.


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