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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Plane Crash Probed

PUERTO PLATA, Dominican Republic () -- Aviation crash experts will dig into debris to try to piece together the final moments of a Boeing 757 that crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, killing all 189 people aboard.

As investigators went about the task of figuring out what caused the crash, the Pentagon revealed some of the bodies of the victims floating in the ocean had been robbed of identification and money by people in small boats.

The U.S. Coast Guard has focused on collecting pieces of the downed jetliner that might help investigators learn why the plane crashed moments after takeoff Tuesday about 19 kilometers from this Caribbean resort town.