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Plane CRASH-30 Are Feared Dead  
User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12192 posts, RR: 18
Posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5662 times:
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A Brazilian manufactured Brasilia owned by Rico Airlines has crashed in the Amazon region near Manaos.
Here is the news link which has just been posted on a.net news section
http://www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,9570016%255E401,00.html

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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12192 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5626 times:
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Here is another news release
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/3716787.stm


User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5385 times:

oh dear, it looks like everything was ok until after last radio contact.

Could the pilot have been to low, what was the weather like

Will have to keep updated on this


User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12192 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5299 times:
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Found another news link
http://money.iwon.com/jsp/nw/nwdt_rt_top.jsp?cat=TOPBIZ&src=201&feed=reu§ion=news&news_id=reu-n1557153-u3&date=20040515&alias=/alias/money/cm/nw
The search has been called off for the day due to fog and darkness. The surviving passengers, I hope there are passengers who survived the crash will have to spend the night in dense bush with basically no medical supplies. The Family's waiting at the airport will now have to spend the night worried about their loved ones who were on the flight. The search will resume tomorrow morning


User currently offlineSevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5177 times:

Thans awful.

The big sports advert in the middle of the news.com.au post is very distasteful tho. lets hope there are survivors.


User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 5125 times:

would that happen in a western country,would the search be called off.

User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 5057 times:

Same airline crashed about 2 years ago with an Embraer 120, some survivors then, hope for the same this time...


User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12192 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 4821 times:
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Found another news link. Still no news about how many passengers have survived Sad http://www.rte.ie/news/2004/0515/brazil.html

User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4491 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4671 times:

would that happen in a western country,would the search be called off.

If you were flying a rescue helicopter through fog in unfamiliar terrain, heck yes it would be. It doesn't matter which country.

Actually, Brazil -is- a Western country, if my geography skills are correct...



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User currently offlineFlyingColours From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2315 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4488 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

Phil
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User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 4232 times:

The big sports advert in the middle of the news.com.au post is very distasteful tho. lets hope there are survivors.

Ironically enough for me it was an advert for FLIGHT CENTRE!

Terrible news!

LH423



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User currently offlineKrags From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 47 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3961 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.

User currently offlineEMBTucano From Brazil, joined Feb 2004, 246 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3674 times:

Very sad. My sentiments to the family and loved ones.

The plane was:

PT-WRO EMBRAER EMB-120RT S/N: 070 F/D: 1988




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User currently offlineVaporlock From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3508 times:

Sad situation, especially because they had to call the search off!

Lets hope that there are survivors!!

Phyllis


User currently offlinePlaneviewNYC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3309 times:

Is it just me, or do those Brasilias crash an AWFUL lot?

User currently offlineSuspen From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 156 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3304 times:

I really hope it was the flight that killed them and not the night after, but either way God bless.  Sad


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User currently offlineSevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3258 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. '

User currently offlineQqflyboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2283 posts, RR: 13
Reply 17, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3077 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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User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2900 times:

Qqflyboy, check out http://aviation-safety.net/database/dblist.php?field=typecode&var=221%&cat=%1&sorteer=datekey&page=1 the airdisaster stats seem not be accurate..


User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12192 posts, RR: 18
Reply 19, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2694 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

RIP all 33 passengers


User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2414 times:

Another beautiful Embraer down the tubes. Rest in Peace to everybody on board.

User currently offlineEMBTucano From Brazil, joined Feb 2004, 246 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2065 times:

Embraer's vice-president offered, this morning (Monday - 17/5) a specialized team to Brazilian authorities to help to clarify causes of accident.

Regards
EMBTucano



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