LIPH From Italy, joined May 2004, 848 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 13661 times:
Yes, a turboprop ATR 42, TUNISAIR (from BARI to DJERBA) tried an emergency landing at the Palermo airport, without succeeding. The crash has happened at 3.55 PM. It looks like there are survivors still swimming in the water waiting for rescue to come.
MUC-PIX From Germany, joined Aug 2002, 178 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 13466 times:
German news station n24 reports about an attempt for an emergency landing at Palermo, Italy before an water landing was carried out about 18 mls north of Palermo. They talk about an ATR-42, but... press... They say the flight was scheduled Bari-Djerba and called "Tunis Air 1153"
MarcoB2 From Italy, joined Aug 2004, 37 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 13424 times:
2 passengers were seen swimming and trying to get on the wing.
The ATR is still floatng on the water and rescues arrived just now.
The pilot made a request for an emergency landing to Punta Raisi in Palermo.
Orion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 13384 times:
Lets hope for more survivors. Glad that a ditching/crash in sea is survivable. Hope no one perished. I suppose the warm temperature of the sea at this time of year will have added to the survivability of the accident.
Backfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 13359 times:
Quoting FlySSC (Reply 12): Of course, for the media, Tunis'Air / Tuninter is all the same ...
Can we leave the immature media-bashing out of this thread? A.net embarrassed itself enough this week by dealing out plenty of ill-informed comment of its own regarding the Air France accident. I'm fed up of hearing the same tired old complaints over media coverage, when A.net is stealing most of its information from journalists' reports.