FlyingColours From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2315 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4395 times:
"would that happen in a western country,would the search be called off." - As
JBird said in those conditions it would be, don't forget JAL123 where the search was called off for the night - only 4 of many made it through that night.
Also - Brazil is a western country
Lifes a train racing towards you, now you can either run away or grab a chair & a beer and watch it come - Phil
Krags From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 47 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3868 times:
The AP is reporting that all 30 passengers and 3 crew members were killed. My thoughts are with the family and loved ones of everyone on board. This crash reminds me of my days with ASA and the 2 Brasilia crashes that we had. I haven't read that any distress call went out from the pilots so whatever happend must have happend quickly.
Sevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3165 times:
I ont think its fair to ask if that woud happen in a 'western country. But you cant realy say cos its so geographically a huge area-look at Alive for instance; that search, was quite understandably called off. '
Qqflyboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2233 posts, RR: 14
Reply 17, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2984 times:
PlaneviewNYC... I think it's just you. According to http://www.airdisaster.com there have only been seven fatal crashes involving the EMB 120. Also, the EMB 120s accident rate is .71 per seven million flights, and ranks 8th out of 19 in safety. It's accident rate is near that of the A320 family (including A319, A320, A321), which ranked seventh. More can be found at http://www.airdisaster.com/statistics/. For statistics, the SAAB 340 was ranked safest based on number of fatal incidents per flights performed and the MD-80 ranked second. The Concorde ranked last and the MD-11 ranked second to last. FYI.
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777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 11787 posts, RR: 18
Reply 19, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2601 times:
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The airline has said that all 30 passengers and 3 crew on board have been killed. My the passengers on who were on board rest in peace and may the Lord, Jesus Christ be with their family's at this sad time