2 Injured in Plane that Veered off Runway Released

Associated Press - December 26, 2008 6:33 PM ET

DENVER (AP) - An airline spokeswoman says the pilot of a Continental Airlines jetliner that veered off a runway in Denver has been released from a hospital.

Continental spokeswoman Kelly Cripe says Friday that the plane's captain and one other person were released from the University of Colorado Hospital. Cripe wouldn't discuss the pilot's injuries.

Authorities say he was at the controls on Dec. 20 when the Houston-bound plane left the runway and slid into a shallow ravine about 2,000 feet away. Investigators haven't released a cause for the accident.

Thirty-8 of the 115 passengers and crew members were injured. Two remained hospitalized in fair condition Friday.

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