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Friday, September 11, 1998 Published at 23:14 GMT 00:14 UK

World: Americas

Swissair voice recorder found

Investigators searching the seas off Nova Scotia in eastern Canada have found the cockpit voice recorder belonging to the Swissair plane that crashed in the area last week.

It's hoped the recorder will provide clues into the cause of the crash that killed all two-hundred-and-twenty-nine people on board.

The crew had reported smoke filling their flight deck before contact with the plane was lost.

The aircraft's flight data recorder was recovered earlier, but had apparently stopped working.

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