Lebanon: Black box of Ethiopian jet retrieved

Lebanon's marinecommandos on Sunday recovered the black box of the Ethiopian Airlinesjet that crashed into the Mediterranean in January, a Lebanese armyofficer said.

The Boeing 737 crashed Jan. 25 minutes after takeoff from Beirut during a fierce thunderstorm. All 90 people on board died.

Analyzing data stored in the black box is critical to determining the cause of the crash.

Theofficer said the black box was "carefully" pulled out and taken Sundayto a Lebanese naval base in Beirut.