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BoyTRaider
18-07-07, 10:13
SAO PAULO, Brazil (CNN) -- A jetliner crashed and exploded into flames at Brazil's busiest airport on Tuesday night, killing at least 200 people, local rescue workers said.

Full Article (http://edition.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/americas/07/18/brazil.plane.crash)




This is completely horrible! And the fact that they were landing safely after a long trip to die on land. I'm just thinking how all the families from all these victims are feeling. :(

vespertea
18-07-07, 10:17
This is horrible.. I'm speechless. I know accidents happen, but.. 200 people? God.

well this is a good way to start my day, lol :(

Lenochka
18-07-07, 10:18
Thats terrible... Its a real shame things like this seem to happen alot more these days :(

star girl
18-07-07, 10:19
That is very sad, indeed.. :(

BoyTRaider
18-07-07, 10:20
Yes, it's awful! In the plane alone there were around 150 people, without counting all the victims that were in the building that the plane hit.
The horrible thing is that the plane caught on fire as soon as it collapsed into the building, so many people probably were still alive and had to endure the fire 'till death. :(

vespertea
18-07-07, 10:21
The aweful thing is that the plane caught on fire as soon as it collapsed into the building, so many probably were still alive and had to endure the fire 'till death. :(

brb killing myself :(

Alex Fly
18-07-07, 10:24
What a tragedy... :(

larasfrend
18-07-07, 10:25
I'm horrified. I saw it on the BBC this morning...
The following quotes from the their website really made me rather furious:

"Concerns had been raised about the safety of the runway during heavy rain, with critics long predicting a major accident." and "Earlier in the year pilots had complained that water on the landing strip made braking difficult and occasionally caused planes to skid out of control."

Why were these claims ignored? Were they waiting for a crash to wake them up before they took action? I think we can see who are to blame here and it is really upsetting. Surely by now we have learned that airport/airline safety is no joking matter?

Autolycus
18-07-07, 10:26
Omg that is so terrible i feel so sorry for their families. Yet another reason for me not to want to fly.

I.Am.Natla
18-07-07, 10:28
Great, I'm flying on 12hr light on Saturday. Don't I feel confident....

R.I.P to those who lost their lives :( A tragedy.

vespertea
18-07-07, 10:28
I'm horrified. I saw it on the BBC this morning...
The following quotes from the their website really made me rather furious:

"Concerns had been raised about the safety of the runway during heavy rain, with critics long predicting a major accident." and "Earlier in the year pilots had complained that water on the landing strip made braking difficult and occasionally caused planes to skid out of control."

Why were these claims ignored? Were they waiting for a crash to wake them up before they took action? I think we can see who are to blame here and it is really upsetting. Surely by now we have learned that airport/airline safety is no joking matter?

Talk about a wake-up call. If this doesn't convince people of the seriousness of airport security, then I don't know what will..

BoyTRaider
18-07-07, 10:38
I'm horrified. I saw it on the BBC this morning...
The following quotes from the their website really made me rather furious:

"Concerns had been raised about the safety of the runway during heavy rain, with critics long predicting a major accident." and "Earlier in the year pilots had complained that water on the landing strip made braking difficult and occasionally caused planes to skid out of control."

Why were these claims ignored? Were they waiting for a crash to wake them up before they took action? I think we can see who are to blame here and it is really upsetting. Surely by now we have learned that airport/airline safety is no joking matter?

Yes, I agree. Things shouldn't have gotten out of hand if the right safety procedures were taken.

Talk about a wake-up call. If this doesn't convince people of the seriousness of airport security, then I don't know what will..

I don't know either.. And this horrible incident makes me feel a little ashamed since the irresponsibility for safety dwelled within my native country.http://www.mysmiley.net/imgs/smile/sad/sad0003.gif (http://www.mysmiley.net)
But then again, I guess this could have occurred anywhere else in the world.

Henhead
18-07-07, 10:43
Great, I'm flying on 12hr light on Saturday. Don't I feel confident....

R.I.P to those who lost their lives :( A tragedy.

Yes this is a tragedy, :( and I feel for the familly members that are left behind.

Luckily on the other hand aircraft crashes are rare, but when they do happen the fatality rate is usually quite high, that's why it is highlighted in the media worldwide more.

We do not hear about the fatal car crashes and other automobile accidents that happen daily on our roads around the world.

Your chances of being involved in an aircraft accident are about 1 in 11 million. On the other hand, your chances of being killed in an automobile accident are 1 in 5000. Statistically, you are at far greater risk driving to the airport than getting on an aeroplane.

I.Am.Natla
18-07-07, 10:48
Thanks for making me feel better Henhead :)

Real Life Raider
18-07-07, 11:09
this horrible incident makes me feel a little ashamed since the irresponsibility for safety dwelled within my native country.http://www.mysmiley.net/imgs/smile/sad/sad0003.gif (http://www.mysmiley.net)
But then again, I guess this could have occurred anywhere else in the world.


This accident should not have happened.

Large airliners were banned from using the airport some time ago due to the fact that the runways are too short.

The ban was recently overturned for economic reasons.




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Ikas90
18-07-07, 11:14
And I couldn't wait to get on a plane. :( Ruined my day. :(

That is terrible to hear. Stuff like that always shocks me.

BoyTRaider
18-07-07, 11:29
Yes, I understand that Real Life Raider, but the main reason was not that the runway was too short; it was because water was accumulating in the runway due to heavy rain and the safety measure for evacuating all the water from the runway was not fully accomplished - thus making the airplane skid in the rain.


This is so weird, one year ago I was landing on the same airport... same spot. It's a bit of a shock. A disaster like this, hopefully, is bound to open eyes for better safety procedures in air-traffic-control system.

Greenkey2
18-07-07, 11:32
The one good to come of this will be if the city planners/airport authorities get the message and improve safety - starting with relocating to a bigger site away from the city.

Very sad.

Ampersand
18-07-07, 11:35
Saw this on the news earlier today. Such a shame. =(((

ashnar
18-07-07, 11:46
Horrible. I just can't say anything else. Simply horrible:(

nicola1986
18-07-07, 11:55
That is awful, I don't know what I'd do if I lost someone in a tragedy like that, my deepest condolences to the families and friends :(

Poseidons_Doom
18-07-07, 12:00
Seriously, im so ****ed off reading this,

why does it take for a death, or an attack, or a mass of people losing their lives for authorities to react?

Its like when an elderly lady rings the police, scared of a gang of youths hanging around outside of her house, what does the officer say?

'we cant do anything until an actual offence has been commited'

so its only after the old lady has had her windows smashed and has probably died of a heart attack that the police an do anything?

what a crock of ****

Seriousy, these guys are the biggest procrastinators ever

nicola1986
18-07-07, 12:04
^ Yes it is stupid, a gang of kids threatened me when I was younger and was too scared to go out and the police just said I couldn't press charges till they'd assaulted me. It's nice we can feel safe, isn't it?

Draco
18-07-07, 14:23
I feel safer carrying my gun than I do at work (I work in Security at a casino)...

greendayfan
18-07-07, 17:07
its a great shame this has happend.

things happen and life goes on.We have to face up to these things.


The police over here in the uk are really useless sometimes becouse a crime has to happen before someone can press charges.

Jeez its turning more into a dictatorship then a dimocracy.

For example if you look at the smoking ban,we cant smoke in public places anymore!.

Legends
18-07-07, 18:06
I just read about this. So terrible! :(