Toronto airplane crash

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  1. FanJ

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    :'(

    An airplane crashed in Toronto

    All those passengers and crew

    Hoping for the best
    Thinking of all them
     
  2. ronjor

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    News so far..no fatalities... only14 minor injuries..297 passangers + 12 crew.
     
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    It's a real wonder that all survived the crash.
    I saw the report last night on tv and didn't expect
    anyone would come out alive.
     
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    So much for automated landings. :doubt:
     
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    The French are blaming the Canadians and visa/versa. The Lawyers are lining up!!
     
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    Oops......lawsuit for $75m already filed. All parties are being sued. Surprise..surprise!!
     
  10. dog

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    Nope ... Canada (NAVCAN) still doesn't allow automated landings. ;)
     
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    I'm not sure anyone does. I'm checking with my brother. He is working for the FAA.
     
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    I believe they are allowed in Europe, but I'm far from 100% sure.
     
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    A true hero(s),

    TORONTO PLANE CRASH: Rental car manager pulled fliers from burning airplane.

    As terrified passengers fled the burning Air France jet, Guy Ledez stood atop a muddy ravine, pulling survivors from the wreckage.

    He then ran on board the burning wreckage of Flight 358 to make sure no one was left behind. The 37-year-old airport rental car manager says he didn't have time to stop and think about the danger when he witnessed the crash during a routine Tuesday afternoon.

    "There was no thinking involved, just, 'I gotta go help,' so boom, I did it," he said Tuesday.


    http://www.freep.com/news/nw/hero5e_20050805.htm



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    Amazing story. :)
     
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    There are still some heros around it seems ;)
     
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    Update coming...
     
  17. snowbound

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    Just an update into the investigation of the crash,

    http://www.cbc.ca/story/canada/national/2005/11/16/iar-france-report051116.html

    No problems with Air France plane: investigators
    Last Updated Wed, 16 Nov 2005 13:24:17 EST
    CBC News

    There were no unusual mechanical problems with the Air France plane that skidded off the runway at Toronto's Pearson International Airport and burst into flames, says a preliminary investigation into the August incident.

    "No significant anomalies of the aircraft systems have been found to date," said the Transportation Safety Board in a report released on Wednesday.

    "The flight controls functioned as expected, spoilers were deployed on touchdown, the tires and braking system worked as per design, and the thrust reversers were found in the deployed position."

    The brakes were sent for further testing in the United States and appeared to be in working order, while the jet landed with plenty of fuel, said the report, ending speculation the plane had run dry.

    The report says the plane landed 4,000 feet down a 9,000-foot runway, even though the Air France guidelines say the plane would have needed 7,432 feet to land.


    Why the pilot landed so far down the runway is obviously one of the main questions that needs to be answered here....

    Many lawsuits are pending.


    snowbound
     
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