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Black Boxes From Air France Flight 358 Recovered

Canadian authorities have recovered the flight data and voice recorders from the Air France jet that skidded off the runway and burst into flames Tuesday at Toronto's Pearson Airport.

All 309 passengers and crew survived.

Authorities retrieved the so-called "black boxes" Wednesday as part of their investigation into why Flight 358 crashed while landing in severe weather. They hope the recorders will provide clues as to what happened.

Officials say the recorders will be taken to a Transportation Safety Board lab in Ottawa for analysis.

Canada's Transport Minister Jean Lapierre says it was a "miracle" that none of the people on board the jet died. Authorities say 43 people sustained minor injuries, mostly while escaping the aircraft.

Some information for this report provided by AP, Reuters, AFP.