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Rescuers at crash site recover 11 bodies from Philippine DC-9 airliner

Working in a thick, wet fog, rescuers found the first bodies Thursday from a DC-9 airliner that crashed high on a steep Philippine mountain ridge.

Government officials grounded all seven remaining planes operated by the airline, Cebu Pacific Air, until the cause of the crash is determined. All are DC-9s previously owned by other airlines.Rescuers climbing down a deep ravine found 11 bodies Thursday at the rain-soaked crash site. They offered little hope that any of the 104 people aboard the twin-engine plane had survived Monday's crash in the southern Philippines.

U.S. Embassy officials confirmed Thursday that at least two Americans were on board the plane, but it did not release their identities. The 99 passengers also included a Japanese, an Austrian, a Swiss, an Australian and at least one Canadian, authorities said.