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Nation IN BRIEF : FLORIDA : 10 More Oxygen Canisters Found

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Crews searching a crater in the Everglades for pieces of the crashed ValuJet airliner found 10 more of the oxygen canisters that are a major focus of the investigation, workers said. The National Transportation Safety Board has divulged no new information. At least 119 canisters were loaded on ValuJet Flight 592, which crashed May 11 and killed all 110 people on board. Two canister end caps found earlier showed evidence of heat damage. The canisters can generate heat up to 500 degrees when they are triggered to release oxygen for passengers to breathe.


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