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Posted: 11/12/2001 5:38:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/12/2001 5:52:49 AM EDT by Santyth]
QUEENS, NY. CNN, NOW. Now word is that it was not a 767, but an Airbus A-300. (I think that's what the designation was)
Link Posted: 11/12/2001 5:49:21 AM EDT
Plane Crashes In Queens Borough Of New York [url]http://www.kfwb.com/news/nat/n111206.html[/url] one of L.A.'s all news radio stations
Link Posted: 11/12/2001 6:12:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/12/2001 6:05:50 AM EDT by Santyth]
246 on board +9 crew.
Link Posted: 11/12/2001 6:24:01 AM EDT
They're now talking about two crash sites, one of which was where an "engine" hit the ground. I'm also hearing rumors of an initial explosion from the plane. I really hope it wasn't a bomb...
Link Posted: 11/12/2001 9:13:21 AM EDT
They said it had a shitload of fuel because it was bound for Santo Domingo. Maybe we have another West Pennsylvania.
Link Posted: 11/12/2001 10:06:48 AM EDT
I thought about that, but I don't think it's possible given the extremely short time that the plane was in the air. Either it was regular old mechanical failure, or a bomb.
Link Posted: 11/12/2001 10:28:09 AM EDT
The plane's flight recorder has been recovered. We will hopefully know quickly. http://[url]dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20011112/ts/crash_newyork_recorder_dc_1.html[/url] My first thought was that this was another terrorist attack, but perhaps this is just an accident.
Link Posted: 11/12/2001 10:41:16 AM EDT
[url]http://www.cnn.com/2001/US/11/12/newyork.crash/index.html[/url] [b]Moments after the plane took off, witnesses said they saw what appeared to be an explosion. Parts of the plane began breaking away and wreckage was found in at four locations, Giuliani said. A wing was found in Jamaica Bay. Most of the fuselage plunged into the Rockaway neighborhood. One of the plane's engines landed about a block away from the body of the plane. Four homes were destroyed, another four seriously damaged and as many as a dozen others burned. Giuliani declared a Level One emergency, mobilizing all available police, fire and emergency personnel.[/b]
Link Posted: 11/12/2001 10:53:15 AM EDT
Originally Posted By SCR1: [url]http://www.cnn.com/2001/US/11/12/newyork.crash/index.html[/url] [b]Moments after the plane took off, witnesses said they saw what appeared to be an explosion. Parts of the plane began breaking away and wreckage was found in at four locations, Giuliani said. A wing was found in Jamaica Bay. Most of the fuselage plunged into the Rockaway neighborhood. One of the plane's engines landed about a block away from the body of the plane. Four homes were destroyed, another four seriously damaged and as many as a dozen others burned. Giuliani declared a Level One emergency, mobilizing all available police, fire and emergency personnel.[/b]
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That could just as easily be a turbine failure as a bomb. The boxes will tell, its a fairly modern aircraft, should have one of the high bandwith boxes.
Link Posted: 11/12/2001 11:00:49 AM EDT
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