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Posted: 8/2/2005 12:36:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/2/2005 12:55:46 PM EDT by SigBlueStar]
Passenger jet on fire at Toronto airport
Last Updated Tue, 02 Aug 2005 16:52:51 EDT
CBC News

An Air France jet with as many as 200 people aboard has skidded off a runway at Toronto's Pearson International Airport, bursting into flames and sending thick black smoke pouring into the air.

There is no word on the condition of the passengers and crew members on board the A340, with the plane still burning an hour after the 3:50 p.m. crash.
The Air France jet burst into flames after skidding off a runway at Toronto's Pearson Airport Tuesday.

The jet has a capacity of about 200 people.

The airplane was trying to land in bad weather when it skidded off the runway just metres from one of Toronto's busiest roads, Highway 401.

"There was quite a downpour. The visibility was really bad, with lots of lightning," said John Finday, a CBC News journalist who was at the airport at the time of the accident.

The jet crashed through barriers and ended up in a small ravine at the far west end of the airport, the fuselage tipped down and the aircraft's tail in the air.

"An Air France plane landing on runway 2-4 left went off the end of the runway in the area of Convert Drive and the 401 area in Mississauga," Peel police Sgt. Glyn Griffiths said at about 4:30 p.m. "Unknown at the time of any injuries. Flame was seen from the plane. And full response by all emergency vehicles."

The incident happened as most operations at the airport were grounded because of the severe thunderstorms that had been reported in the area.

Rescue crews are on the scene.

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Link Posted: 8/2/2005 12:37:03 PM EDT
Somebody brought FIRE on a plane!!!
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 12:39:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
Somebody brought FIRE on a plane!!!



I thought you couldn't do that.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 12:53:02 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 12:53:15 PM EDT
Hard landing, and like 200 people onboard.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 12:55:16 PM EDT
france
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 12:56:45 PM EDT
It looks like the fuselage is in decent shape. I hope people were able to get out.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 12:58:17 PM EDT
AirFrance Airbus 340
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 12:59:15 PM EDT
The flight crew immediately surrendered to airport fire fighters.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 1:01:15 PM EDT
I really hope they all got out safely...

unless ofcourse, they were all french government officials.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 1:01:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By southeast_scrounger:
The flight crew immediately surrendered to airport fire fighters.


Good fucking night, people. 200 people on a fucking plane that's on FIRE. NO reports of anyone getting out as of yet. Grow the fuck up.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 1:03:04 PM EDT
Scarebus



I'm sure it'll end up being blamed on "Pilot Error" though
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 1:04:30 PM EDT
tons of reports of people getting out. I'm listening to a toronto news station being rebroadcast on local news station
people were reported to be getting out before emergency vehicles made it to the scene
now they're saying there are some minor injuries
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 1:06:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/2/2005 1:06:49 PM EDT by Gloftoe]

Originally Posted By sharky30:
tons of reports of people getting out. I'm listening to a toronto news station being rebroadcast on local news station
people were reported to be getting out before emergency vehicles made it to the scene
now they're saying there are some minor injuries


Good to hear. All I have is FoxNews, and they didn't have any people coming out.
Edit: Now they said that there have been people taken to local hospitals. No numbers though.

Edit also, there were 291 people aboard.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 1:07:02 PM EDT
Maybe we could find out if there are any dead (especially kids) before we start making stupid fucking jokes
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 1:09:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By VoodooChile:
Maybe we could find out if there are any dead (especially kids) before we start making stupid fucking jokes


Amen man. That's my point exactly.

They're saying the pilot and co-pilot are being interviewed, and are safe. Maybe some more people got out.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 1:12:42 PM EDT
didn't france just kick some members of a particular religion out of their country???

Link Posted: 8/2/2005 1:13:06 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 1:14:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By VoodooChile:
Maybe we could find out if there are any dead (especially kids) before we start making stupid fucking jokes



big +1.

death of innocents isn't funny.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 1:16:03 PM EDT
Did anyone just see that huge fireball shown on cnn?
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 1:18:22 PM EDT
most serious injury reported is pilot with spinal injury
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 1:23:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/2/2005 1:30:00 PM EDT by sharky30]
we got part of that storm here in buffalo. it was pretty heavy lightning
I managed to get CFRB 1010AM from Toronto on my Grundig crank power radio.
Just said large numbers of survivors. Hard to get a number they said as people are walking into the triage area on their own

"Please people, if you're driving by on the highway don't stop and look. It's very parisitcal"
no shit, that's what the radio guy just said
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 1:33:40 PM EDT
Airbus builds an inferior airplane.

coburn
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 1:36:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By coburn:
Airbus builds an inferior airplane.

coburn



"Musta been 'wind shear', over..."
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 1:36:50 PM EDT
white smoke now
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 1:37:36 PM EDT
Fox is reporting NO FATALITIES.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 1:38:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By eodtech2000:
Fox is reporting NO FATALITIES.


If that's the case, that is fucking AMAZING, and good to hear. That plane is burned to a crisp.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 1:40:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By eodtech2000:
Fox is reporting NO FATALITIES.



That's good.

Link Posted: 8/2/2005 1:43:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bulldog1967:

Originally Posted By eodtech2000:
Fox is reporting NO FATALITIES.


That's good.


Yep. I can't think of many worse ways to go than burning.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 1:44:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:

Originally Posted By bulldog1967:

Originally Posted By eodtech2000:
Fox is reporting NO FATALITIES.


That's good.


Yep. I can't think of many worse ways to go than burning.



Drowning
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 1:45:23 PM EDT
News here is speculating pilot error / windshear ( downdrafts).
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 1:45:59 PM EDT
caller just said he and another guy were on the highway when it crashed and they stopped and helped people down the slope away from the plane
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 1:46:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By tyman:
Drowning


I'll go out on a limb and assume that was a "sarcastic" use of that smiley.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 1:46:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Steve6:
News here is speculating pilot error / windshear ( downdrafts).


That narrows it down.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 1:47:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
Yep. I can't think of many worse ways to go than burning.



<---- Killed in a fire in 1989. I can't say that I particularly reccommend it.

Good to hear no fatalities. I promise, Lord, that I WILL listen to the little safety briefing before the next flight.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 1:48:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By VoodooChile:
Maybe we could find out if there are any dead (especially kids) before we start making stupid fucking jokes


I guess you do not frequent the site... Every death is made into a joke by smart asses who have zero respect for life that is not their own.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 1:49:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
<---- Killed in a fire in 1989. I can't say that I particularly reccommend it.

Good to hear no fatalities. I promise, Lord, that I WILL listen to the little safety briefing before the next flight.


Soooo...you were killed in a fire in 1989?
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 1:51:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
Yep. I can't think of many worse ways to go than burning.



<---- Killed in a fire in 1989. I can't say that I particularly reccommend it.

Good to hear no fatalities. I promise, Lord, that I WILL listen to the little safety briefing before the next flight.



Well...welcome back?
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 1:52:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By david_g17:

Originally Posted By VoodooChile:
Maybe we could find out if there are any dead (especially kids) before we start making stupid fucking jokes



big +1.

death of innocents isn't funny.



My bad.....I spent a little too much time as a police dispatcher and we used humor to deflect the horror of some really unpleasant realities. I apologize to any I offended, it just popped out. Glad no one was lost in the accident.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 1:52:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
<---- Killed in a fire in 1989. I can't say that I particularly reccommend it.

Good to hear no fatalities. I promise, Lord, that I WILL listen to the little safety briefing before the next flight.


Soooo...you were killed in a fire in 1989?

Yep. Croaked in the ICU. Was revived by a gorgeous black-haired German nurse named Angie!
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 1:53:20 PM EDT
And now starts the news agencies' need to come up a with a reason for this airplane crash, in two minutes or less....facts not withstanding, since for whatever reason, Joe Public just can't wait for an orderly and thorough collection of information.

The good news is, at least the pilots appear to have survived so that they can defend themselves against the inevitable "pilot error" judgement.

- Checknsix
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 1:53:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
<---- Killed in a fire in 1989. I can't say that I particularly reccommend it.

Good to hear no fatalities. I promise, Lord, that I WILL listen to the little safety briefing before the next flight.


Soooo...you were killed in a fire in 1989?



OK, so I'm not the only smartass here.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 1:56:06 PM EDT
everyone off with no reported deaths
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 1:56:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
Yep. I can't think of many worse ways to go than burning.

<---- Killed in a fire in 1989. I can't say that I particularly reccommend it.

Good to hear no fatalities. I promise, Lord, that I WILL listen to the little safety briefing before the next flight.

Ummm, did you mean to post here or over in the "ghost story" thread?
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 1:58:25 PM EDT
Funny how the AAC (Anti Airbus Crew) jumped in before ANY facts

I guess Boeing has a better safety record?

Way to prove ignorance.

I am glad people lived.

Link Posted: 8/2/2005 2:01:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ZitiForBreakfast:
Funny how the AAC (Anti Airbus Crew) jumped in before ANY facts

I guess Boeing has a better safety record?

Way to prove ignorance.

I am glad people lived.





I am a proud hater of Scarebus craplanes. Ignorance has nothing to do with it.

I am glad everyone lived.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 2:12:29 PM EDT
Nice to know everyone made it...Miracle
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 2:16:27 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 2:20:02 PM EDT
Lightning strike on final. that is what I heard.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 2:27:22 PM EDT
French Fries?
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 2:35:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By coburn:
Airbus builds an inferior airplane.

coburn



I'm sorry, I haven't heard something so stupid in ages.

Do tell, what is your level of experience in manufacturing large, transport aircraft? Have you worked for both Airbus AND its competitors, so as to make an intelligent assesment, or are you just running your mouth about things you do not understand?
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