OyKIE From Norway, joined Jan 2006, 2804 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 34253 times:
This is horrible new. I still hope everyone somehow miraculously gets out alive, and that the people are okay.
According to Norwegian Newspapers the Brazilian authorities are no longer sure if the Legacy has been in contact with the 737. They need more time to sort things out. Probably, since the Legacy pilots are not sure what they hit.
Hospitals in the region are ready to accommodate peoples if necessary.
Let us pray that they are okay, even though the hope fades away by the hour
Dream no small dream; it lacks magic. Dream large, then go make that dream real - Donald Douglas
Hiflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2202 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 33922 times:
It basically appears that the EMB should have been on a NW heading while the GOL was on a SE.
Possible the EMB was enroute to KFLL which has been a normal EMB arrival point with their facility there...a lot of EMB delivery trips go thru there. The purchaser of the EMB home bases up on Long Island.
One quote per Air Force was that one ac should have been at FL33 and the other at FL36. Has there been anymore on either route or altitudes yet? Additionally is the suspected crash point a frequently used high atlitude intersection in that area?
BMED From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 863 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 33620 times:
Just read this on the cnn site
"Local media was reporting the collision damaged the corporate jet, but no one on board was seriously injured and it was able to land, although its landing site was unclear. Local media reports also said farmers saw a large plane flying low in the area.
Brazilian television reported the collision was over the state of Para, which is remote and largely made up of rainforest.
A spokesman for Brazilian civil aviation said the flight left Manaus, Brazil, at 2:36 p.m. local time (1:36 p.m. ET), headed for Brasilia, where it was set to land at 6:12 p.m. After that, it was headed to Rio de Janiero and Sao Paulo. It disappeared from radar screens while over military-controlled airspace"
LipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11496 posts, RR: 57
Reply 18, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 33347 times:
Very sad... and now i need to fly from CGH to GIG and will walk in front of Gol check-in counters... i imagine the face of every Gol worker. I'm very sad.
Quoting GRZ-AIR (Reply 2): I just read on CNN that they aren't sure anymore if the EMB Legacy had something to do with it or not?? Any updates??
During sometime all we will see are speculations, they need to find the plane and recover their black box to know exactly what happen. The Gol pilot does not report nothing wrong which IMO can show that the aircraft has been damaged. But it's pure speculation.
Quoting Viasa (Reply 8): No, it was the 2nd lost - the B737-6D6 7T-VJQ of Air Algérie was written off on 18-Mar-2006.
So, it's the first 737-800 write off, and probably is one or the young plane (fly only about 200 hours during 17 days) lost in an accident.
Quoting Index2006 (Reply 14): --Sixteen anguishing hours have passed without any clue of the missing plane. Only some reports on local farmers that had seen the plane maneuvering an unusual descend path.
Rumors that they find the plane... waiting for further confirmation.
New York + Rio de Janeiro = One of the best combinations !