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Breaking News: SIA 744 Explodes In Taipei

Wed Nov 01, 2000 12:51 am

The latest from Taipei, SQ 006 (B744) depart from Taipei to Los Angeles, explodes after take-off from Taipei and caught fire. More details will be release in the future.

Source from UDNNEWS.com ot Taiwan. (report is also available in English)
 
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RE: Breaking News: SIA 744 Explodes In Taipei

Wed Nov 01, 2000 12:53 am

CNN is just breaking the story... they are in a commercial right now, but are just breaking the story.

 
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RE: Breaking News: SIA 744 Explodes In Taipei

Wed Nov 01, 2000 12:55 am

The SIA aircraft hit China Airlines aircraft when the jet takes-off. causes still unknown.
 
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RE: Breaking News: SIA 744 Explodes In Taipei

Wed Nov 01, 2000 1:01 am

CNN and MSNBC.com have reported it as Breaking News.

Details are still forthcoming.
 
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RE: Breaking News: SIA 744 Explodes In Taipei

Wed Nov 01, 2000 1:01 am

Oh my fcking goodness!
 
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RE: Breaking News: SIA 744 Explodes In Taipei

Wed Nov 01, 2000 1:01 am

CNN is saying that the flight was going from TPE to LAX. Departing Tuesday night (TPE time). They also mentioned that weather could be a factor. Any one else have details?
 
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RE: Breaking News: SIA 744 Explodes In Taipei

Wed Nov 01, 2000 1:06 am

They are just getting to it on CNN. MSNBC hasn't broke the story yet.
Nick
 
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RE: Breaking News: SIA 744 Explodes In Taipei

Wed Nov 01, 2000 1:06 am

CNN now reporting that the SQ 744 took off at 11:18 local time, witnesses said that it could have been windshear as it fell back down to the runway, slammed into a China Airlines jet on the ground, it then exploded on the runway. Footage should be available at CNN soon. They believe that the windshear could have been related to the typhoon that is just off the coast... wind and rain fall was significant at the airport. More later.
 
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RE: Breaking News: SIA 744 Explodes In Taipei

Wed Nov 01, 2000 1:10 am

Oh my god that was horriable! I can't believe that SQ would ever crash a plane!
 
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RE: Breaking News: SIA 744 Explodes In Taipei

Wed Nov 01, 2000 1:11 am

Some more news~~

THe SQ flt006 was carrying about 130 passengers and 20 crews to LAX, and the CI a/c was empty, injuries were not yet reported~
ANd China Airlines in HKG rejected the news of being involved in a accident in TPE...maybe they haven't go tthe news yet~~!

GOd bless the ppl on board~

Skybutt
 
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RE: Breaking News: SIA 744 Explodes In Taipei

Wed Nov 01, 2000 1:12 am

Its a sad day!

 
 
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RE: Breaking News: SIA 744 Explodes In Taipei

Wed Nov 01, 2000 1:13 am

I can´t say anything it´s...horrible!  
 
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RE: Breaking News: SIA 744 Explodes In Taipei

Wed Nov 01, 2000 1:14 am

Truly a sad day.
 
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RE: Breaking News: SIA 744 Explodes In Taipei

Wed Nov 01, 2000 1:14 am

Looks like the weather played a part:

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- A Singapore Airlines jetliner bound for Los Angeles crashed Tuesday night after taking off in a storm, a Taiwanese official said. It was not immediately known how many people were on board.
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From the Kyoto news service:

TAIPEI, Nov. 1 (Oct. 31) - A Singapore Airlines jet bound for Los Angeles crashed shortly after takeoff from Taipei international airport Tuesday night and was engulfed in flames, Taiwan television report said.

The jet, which was carrying about 180 crew members and passengers, reportedly crashed at 11:18 p.m.
 
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RE: Breaking News: SIA 744 Explodes In Taipei

Wed Nov 01, 2000 1:14 am

I knew this would happen to SQ one day, I'll not say anymore till we know the details.
 
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RE: Breaking News: SIA 744 Explodes In Taipei

Wed Nov 01, 2000 1:15 am

Truly a sad day.
 
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RE: Breaking News: SIA 744 Explodes In Taipei

Wed Nov 01, 2000 1:16 am

Wasn't the Egypt Air crash 1 year ago to the day? Jeff
 
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RE: Breaking News: SIA 744 Explodes In Taipei

Wed Nov 01, 2000 1:17 am

Oh my god!

Let's hope there are survivors!

 
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RE: Breaking News: SIA 744 Explodes In Taipei

Wed Nov 01, 2000 1:17 am

I'm shocked !
I was shocked after SR111 crashed - couldnt believe that a Swissair plane crashed - and now this.
Atheism is Myth Understood.
 
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RE: Breaking News: SIA 744 Explodes In Taipei

Wed Nov 01, 2000 1:18 am

Sorry for the re-post.

Does anyone know if there are any casulties (sp?)?

I wonder why they were taking off during a typhoon!
 
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Latest Breaking News: SIA 744 Explodes In Taipei

Wed Nov 01, 2000 1:20 am

The fire that caught SIA B744 died down. 159 Passengers and 20 crews on board SQ 006 were sent to the near by hospital.

The jet take-offs during the typhoon "XiangSang" (means elephant in Thai) approcahing Taiwan, packing wind gusts up to 160kph. flights from Kaohsiung all suspended. So this accident may be due to the wind factor and made the 744 out of control and hit one of the China Airlines jet.
 
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RE: Breaking News: SIA 744 Explodes In Taipei

Wed Nov 01, 2000 1:21 am

God Bless the Passengers and Crew of both airplanes.

 
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RE: Breaking News: SIA 744 Explodes In Taipei

Wed Nov 01, 2000 1:23 am

The typhoon isn't actually that close to TPE, but it is VERY strong~

SKybutt
 
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RE: Breaking News: SIA 744 Explodes In Taipei

Wed Nov 01, 2000 1:24 am

So... the pax and crew are alive, and are now in the hospital? Just clarifying
 
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RE: Breaking News: SIA 744 Explodes In Taipei

Wed Nov 01, 2000 1:24 am

Anyone knows the registration of the SIA B744?

/ Freddy
 
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RE: Breaking News: SIA 744 Explodes In Taipei

Wed Nov 01, 2000 1:25 am

CNN is showing video now.
 
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RE: Breaking News: SIA 744 Explodes In Taipei

Wed Nov 01, 2000 1:26 am

Oh my god what is going on... please help those on my board... shit i am so worried my fingers are cold and i'm crying oh shit no...
 
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RE: Breaking News: SIA 744 Explodes In Taipei

Wed Nov 01, 2000 1:26 am

HkgSpotter:

How the hell did you know this would happen to SQ some day? What are you? A soothsayer? An aviation safety expert? A qualified 747-400 pilot? A seasoned traveller with millions of frequent flyer miles to your credit? I remember seeing your infantile posts slamming SQ on these bulletin boards and didn't think anything of it - to me most Asian carriers are good whether they be SQ or Thai or Cathay. However, at such an inopportune moment, it may be a good idea to reserve your off-the-cuff comments.
Atheism is Myth Understood.
 
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RE: Breaking News: SIA 744 Explodes In Taipei

Wed Nov 01, 2000 1:27 am

What type was the CI plane?
 
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RE: Breaking News: SIA 744 Explodes In Taipei

Wed Nov 01, 2000 1:28 am

Does anyone have confirmation on the status of the China Airlines aircraft? Did it have pax? Is the crew of that aircraft alive?
 
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RE: Breaking News: SIA 744 Explodes In Taipei

Wed Nov 01, 2000 1:28 am

It crashed on top of a china airlines cargo plane that was on the ground
 
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RE: Breaking News: SIA 744 Explodes In Taipei

Wed Nov 01, 2000 1:29 am

Just saw the video clip on Calbe TV HK and the SIA plane is blue in colour. I tihnk that maybe one of the 747-400s in 'Tropical Megatop' scheme
 
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RE: Breaking News: SIA 744 Explodes In Taipei

Wed Nov 01, 2000 1:30 am

2nd B744 crash... 

All 159 passengers nd 20 crews were sent to the hospital immediately.

Further, because the typhoon is still in Southern Taiwan, as a result, it shouldn't a big problem to take off in Taipei, it would make sense if the jet departs at Wednesday, local time.
 
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RE: Breaking News: SIA 744 Explodes In Taipei

Wed Nov 01, 2000 1:30 am

SQ -- the aircraft had 179 pax/crew.
 
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RE: Breaking News: SIA 744 Explodes In Taipei

Wed Nov 01, 2000 1:31 am

Jiml1126,
where can I get that UDNNews page in English?
BTW, 3rd 744 crash, not 2nd.
 
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RE: Breaking News: SIA 744 Explodes In Taipei

Wed Nov 01, 2000 1:32 am

Jiml1126:

So, are you saying that there are no casualties? You say that they were all taken to a nearby hospital. What do u know? Have all pax/crew been rescued?
 
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RE: Breaking News: SIA 744 Explodes In Taipei

Wed Nov 01, 2000 1:32 am

I'm seeing airliners.net photo's on FOX NEWS.
 
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RE: Breaking News: SIA 744 Explodes In Taipei

Wed Nov 01, 2000 1:32 am

No passengers were on board the CI plane.
CNN confirmed 179 on board.

I believe its the Tropical rainbow as shown on tv.
 
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RE: Breaking News: SIA 744 Explodes In Taipei

Wed Nov 01, 2000 1:32 am

MSNBC is reporting 179 souls on board, no report of survivors or injuries sustained. This appears to be related to a typhoon in the area, they are saying...

CNN and MSNBC are both reporting that the other plane was a China Airlines Cargo jet.

What an awful thing. God bless the passengers, crew, and their loved ones.
 
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RE: Breaking News: SIA 744 Explodes In Taipei

Wed Nov 01, 2000 1:35 am

CNN talks about "some survivours".
 
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RE: Breaking News: SIA 744 Explodes In Taipei

Wed Nov 01, 2000 1:38 am

18 survivors at the hospital now.

Now, they are saying that there was no 2nd airplane (i.e., no China Airlines plane)

 
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RE: Breaking News: SIA 744 Explodes In Taipei

Wed Nov 01, 2000 1:38 am

i cehceked udnnews.com, but the english story hasn't com out yet. all the latest were in chinese.

passenger on SQ 006 said that they felt the jet was shakeing but they couldn't find the exit. So may be they were fine at all (hopefully, all of the passengers).

SQ 006 hit a China Airlines cargo jet that was supposed to be take off in 3 hours. there were 3-5 crews on board CI B742F (possibly). no details were given on CI jet.

And, I think SIA shut down the newspage, because I couldn't get in!
 
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RE: Breaking News: SIA 744 Explodes In Taipei

Wed Nov 01, 2000 1:39 am

I think it was this particular B744


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RE: Breaking News: SIA 744 Explodes In Taipei

Wed Nov 01, 2000 1:40 am

This is shocking!! And damn scary

I just hope as many survivors as possible!
What kind of wind will blow down a jumbo!
 
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RE: Breaking News: SIA 744 Explodes In Taipei

Wed Nov 01, 2000 1:40 am

I saw no other plane in the video from TVBS Taiwan but the airport official in Taiwan said that the plane crashed onto the ground, hit the CI plane then exploded.
 
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Who Decide To Take Off?

Wed Nov 01, 2000 1:41 am

I want to find out who decide to take off.
Taipei is now blow 25-59 knots northern wind (020 degree).
This is a typhoon near there.
If the captain decide to do it.............
Anyway, so upset to hear this news.

 
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RE: Breaking News: SIA 744 Explodes In Taipei

Wed Nov 01, 2000 1:45 am

I've just seen some very poor video on the TV. Could not even say what part of the plane they are showing!!!. I can say that the weather was terrible, I cant undertand why they took off.

The taiwan aviation people are saying no other aircraft was envolved.


Lets see what the reports say..
 
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RE: Breaking News: SIA 744 Explodes In Taipei

Wed Nov 01, 2000 1:45 am

Jabpilot:

Yes, October 31, 1999 was the day that the EgyptAir plane crashed.

I also just realized that on October 31, 1994 was the day that the American Eagle ATR-72 crashed in Roselawn. 68 souls perished in that crash.

I'm not superstitious, but October 31st - not a good day to fly, huh?
 
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RE: Breaking News: SIA 744 Explodes In Taipei

Wed Nov 01, 2000 1:46 am

It might already have been Nov 1 in Taiwan?
 
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RE: Breaking News: SIA 744 Explodes In Taipei

Wed Nov 01, 2000 1:49 am

Reported by MSNBC: (just now: 11.46 am EST)
No reports about the type of the China Airways airliner.
No solid info about surviviors, or whether people where were taken into hospital.
No reports about the nationalities of the pax.
Rescue operations are still taking place.

Hoep we have good news soon for the people on board.

Agrodemm

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