Investigators press for clues in Denver jet mishap

DENVER (AP) - Investigators today returned to the burned hulk of
a passenger jet that veered off a Denver runway during take-off and
ended up in a ravine.

The Continental Airlines jet was bound for Houston when the
accident happened Saturday night at Denver International Airport.

Authorities say 38 people were injured.

The National Transportation Safety Board says the data and
cockpit voice recorders from Flight 404 have been recovered and are
in good condition.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says both
the captain and the first officer had clean safety records. Their
names haven't been released.

The weather was clear but cold when the plane attempted to take
off for Houston, where Continental is based.

An NTSB official says the damaged jet will remain for several
days in the 40-foot-deep ravine where it landed.

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