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SAS MD-87 Crash - 30 Mins Until Rescue?

Fri May 03, 2002 4:44 am

According to la Repubblica, the control tower sounded the crash alarm 10 minutes after a SAS MD-87 and a Citation jet collided on the Milan-Linate runway, October 2001. Fire fighters reportedly reached the scene 31 minutes after the collision. (la Repubblica)
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trickijedi
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RE: SAS MD-87 Crash - 30 Mins Until Rescue?

Fri May 03, 2002 4:48 am

Would you happen to have the article to this? I'd like to read more about it.
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Staffan
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RE: SAS MD-87 Crash - 30 Mins Until Rescue?

Fri May 03, 2002 4:49 am

I think that was the time before they reached the Citation. The firefighters apparently saw the flames after the crash but weren't allowed to dispatch without the being told to by the tower, and the tower didn't see anything...

Hope something is learnt from it.
 
Anton P.
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RE: SAS MD-87 Crash - 30 Mins Until Rescue?

Fri May 03, 2002 6:10 am

Maybe not full 30 minutes but I have heard atleast 11 mins until the firefighters were allowed to move on the tarmac towards the accident.
We are talking 11 minutes...and more than 100 people in a burning plane!

All due to the hierarki at Linate...The fire fighters MUST have clearance from ATC to move!

So sad
 
Anton P.
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RE: SAS MD-87 Crash - 30 Mins Until Rescue?

Fri May 03, 2002 6:13 am

Sorry 777-236! you were completely right!

I didn't fully read your post..Yes it took about 10 minutes until tower sounded the alarm..despite the fact that the firefighters knew there had been a crash!!

What I meant in my post was that it probably didn't take fully 30 mins to reach the crash site..but what we all can agree on is that it took too much time!

Regards Anton

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