Denver Plane Crash

Jet veers off runway, catches fire

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    The wreckage of a Continental Airlines jetliner rests in a ravine between runways on Monday, Dec. 22, 2008, in Denver. The craft crashed while trying to take off from Denver International Airport in Denver late on Saturday, Dec. 20. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, pool)

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    Land gear sits near a service road along the path follows by a Continental Airlines jetliner on Monday, Dec. 22, 2008, in Denver. The jetliner veered off a runway while trying to take off from Denver International Airport in Denver late on Saturday, Dec. 20. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, pool)

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    Bill English, the investigator in charge from the National Transportation Safety Board, talks about the path followed to where the wreckage of Continental Airlines landed in a ravine during a press tour on Monday, Dec. 22, 2008, in Denver. The plane veered off a runway while trying to take off from Denver International Airport in Denver late on Saturday, Dec. 20. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, pool)

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    Dec. 22, 2008: The cockpit voice recorder, left, and the flight data recorder from Continental flight 1404 airplane accident on display at the National Transportation Safety Board headquarters in Washington.

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    Dec. 21, 2008: A Continental Airlines jet is shown after it crashed on takeoff in Denver, Colo.

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    Dec. 21, 2008: Continental Airlines officials depart a press conference at the airline's downtown headquarters in Houston.

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    Dec. 21, 2008: Larry Kellner, Continental Airlines' chairman and chief executive officer, addresses the media during an early morning press conference at the airline's downtown headquarters in Houston.

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    Dec. 20, 2008: An emergency vehicle leaves the runway at Denver International Airport where a Continental Airlines flight veered off a runway into a ravine and caught fire.

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    Dec. 20, 2008: Kim Day, aviation manager for the city of Denver, talks about Continental Airlines flight 1404 that skidded off a runway at Denver International Airport.

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    Dec. 20, 2008: A man idenfitfied by Aurora Medical Center South Medical Center as a member of the Continental Airlines 1404 flight crew leaves the center in Aurora, Colo.

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    Dec. 20, 2008: Dee Martinez, left, spokesperson for Denver Health Sciences and Lt. Scott Bookman with the Denver Health Paramedics address the media in Denver, Colo.

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