Zeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 8241 posts, RR: 74 Reply 9, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 48367 times:
Quoting A340Spotter (Reply 5):
B-18616 was what it looked like, reg. wise, from the CNN I pictures they were showing. Plane was at the hard stand already and folks were already deplaned, according to this news report:
HowSwedeitis From Sweden, joined Jul 2007, 586 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 47812 times:
Wow... these last couple of days have been lucky for Aviation. (Considering.) First, the attempted hijacking, now this... Who says there is NO hope for survival? I'll just direct them to this incident!
RichM From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 795 posts, RR: 7 Reply 13, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 47768 times:
Quoting HowSwedeitis (Reply 13): Wow... these last couple of days have been lucky for Aviation. (Considering.) First, the attempted hijacking, now this... Who says if there is a plane crash there is NO hope for survival? I'll just direct them to this incident!
This is not a plane crash.
Shame to see another 737NG W/O, such a waste of a great bird. Fingers crossed that nobody was hurt though.
RoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9132 posts, RR: 52 Reply 20, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 46912 times:
Seeing a video of that plane burning brings a tear to my eye since I spend every day looking at brand new 737s being built and rolling out of the factory. It's so sad to see one be destroyed.
Two injured crew members, but that seems to be about it. Good work to the cabin crew if the passengers were in fact on board when it happened! They deserve the same praise of the AF cabin crew that successfully evacuated the A340 in YYZ. If only crew members were hurt then you must assume they were going above and beyond the call of duty to make sure everyone was safe. It's sketchy now whether they were on board at the time, but the forward and rear exit doors are open with slides deployed, but the overwing exits appeared not to be deployed.
[Edited 2007-08-20 06:25:55]
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