|Quoting YVRLTN (Reply 196):|
...does not seem to be any fuel spillage and certainly no post crash fire. If the fuel tanks were not ruptured, that is one tough bird.
Snow is your friend when you want to avoid a fuel fire.
In one video an interviewed passenger told about a strong fuel smell as he ran away from the crash site.
Seemingly the fuel tanks were not ruptured, but sure the fuel lines to the engines were.
The slats are partly torn off and partly badly damaged. Apart from that the wing main structures (with the fuel tanks) seem mostly intact.
Had the wing been exposed to crash forces similar to the engines and landing gears, then it would have been a different story.
Thank God there was no post crash fire. And I mean just that - "Thank God". With slightly different circumstances this could have ended in a fireball. Even minimum legal reserves of fuel could have created a terrible fire.