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Relatives of Colombian Airliner Crash Victims Arrive in Venezuela

Relatives of the victims of Tuesday's crash of a Colombian airliner have arrived in Venezuela, seeking answers about the crash that killed all 160 people aboard the chartered aircraft.

After landing in the Venezuelan town of Maracaibo Friday, about 100 relatives and politicians were taken to the morgue holding many of the victims' remains. Most of the victims on the West Caribbean flight were Martinique government officials on vacation with their families when the plane crashed in a remote area of western Venezuela.

Aviation experts from Venezuela are working with Colombian and French authorities to see if the flight data and cockpit voice recorder will help determine the cause of the crash.

Meanwhile, officials in Paris say French President Jacques Chirac will travel to the French island of Martinique Wednesday to attend a memorial service for the victims.

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