Crashed jet's flight recorders located off Lebanon

An American navy vessel has detected the flightrecorders from a crashed Ethiopian Airlines jet at some 1,300 metersunder the sea, a Lebanese army official said Thursday.

Theplane went down early Monday just minutes after takeoff from Beirut ina fierce storm. All 90 people on board were feared dead.

The armyofficial said it was not immediately clear how long it would take toretrieve the plane's flight recorders, which were located lateWednesday. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was notauthorized to speak publicly.