|Quoting Asuflyer (Reply 3):|
3rd A Kenya Airways 738 was the second w/o.
|Quoting DM (Reply 4):|
Great to hear everybody made it out safe.
|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:
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|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!
|Quoting HowSwedeitis (Reply 13):
Who says if there is a plane crash there is NO hope for survival? I'll just direct them to this incident!
|Quoting BlueSkys (Reply 19):|
How does an engine explode on the ground @ idle? Is that possible, AME's?
|Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 20):|
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
|Quoting SASDC8 (Reply 28):|
The 3 737-800 W/O so far this year, rather strange as the first eight, or so, went by without a single one
This incident is the latest in a series of accidents involving China Airlines. Jetliners for the air carrier crashed in 2002, 1999, 1998 and 1994, killing more than 1,000 people.
|Quoting SASDC8 (Reply 28):|
So much for 90 seconds I guess...
|Quoting BRxxx (Reply 37):|
is there a possibility that there was a bird strike in the engines
|Quoting BlueSkys (Reply 18):|
How does an engine explode on the ground @ idle? Is that possible
|Quoting BRxxx (Reply 19):|
Taiwan news reports say that the pilot didn't know about the fire until the ground staff told him
|Quoting Carfield (Reply 46):|
According to the video, the explosion came from the center of the a/c, near the fuel tank.
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