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Crews to Try to Recover Wreckage of Seaplane


Recovery crews Tuesday will attempt to raise the wreckage of a propeller-driven seaplane that exploded and crashed off the coast of Miami Beach, Florida, on Monday, killing at least 19 people on board.

Rescue officials, including FBI agents, are expected to look for the remains of one last missing passenger today, after recovering 19 bodies on Monday. Authorities say at least three infants were among the passengers.

Investigators will also try to raise the main fuselage of the plane and recover the cockpit voice-recorder to help determine the cause of the crash.

The twin-engine plane, built in 1947, crashed shortly after taking off from Miami enroute to the Bahamian island of Bimini. Many of the passengers had been Christmas shopping in Miami.

Amateur video broadcast on CNN showed the plane crashing into the ocean, followed by an object engulfed in a ball of flames and black smoke.

Some information for this report provided by AP.

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