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Old 08-02-2005, 02:02 PM   #1
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Plane Crash in Toronto

Just heard an announcement on my radio... not many details.
Flight from Paris to Toronto.... 200 passengers.... appears to have overshot runway... may be a fire....

Anyone else getting this?


Prayers for all those on the flight & their families.
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Old 08-02-2005, 02:05 PM   #2
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Plane is on fire. Not looking good.
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just read about this on yahoo

there saying a storm in toronto could have caused the problem

best wishes to any one involved
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Old 08-02-2005, 02:11 PM   #4
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Air France jet crashes at Pearson AirportBy UNNATI GANDHI AND SCOTT DEVEAU

Tuesday, August 2, 2005 Updated at 5:05 PM EDT

Globe and Mail Update


An Air France passenger plane has crashed and burst into flames near Toronto's Highway 401 after skidding off the runway while trying to land.

The pilot and an unknown number of passengers have been taken to hospital, Peel Region police say.

The A340 Airbus plane was landing when it ran off the runway about 4 p.m.," said Sgt. Glyn Griffiths.

"A pilot has gone to hospital; they were picked up on the 401 and a number of other passengers were wandering around the area so we're trying to head them off. I haven't got any information on casualties at all."

The plane was attempting to land on runway 2-4 left at Toronto's Pearson International Airport on Tuesday when it ran into trouble. The number of passengers on board was not immediately available, but an A340 Airbus can hold up to 303 passengers.




Let's hope for the best. It seems that it was not a terrorist attack.
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Old 08-02-2005, 02:11 PM   #5
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I'm watiching this on CBC right now. Lots of smoke. Near the 401, so they're actually showing a highway camera right now.

C'est dommage.

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this is great news: there saying everyone survived
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This is horrible! I hope they find out what took place. I'd hate to have something like this happen again.

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this is great news: there saying everyone survived
That's wonderful.
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kudos to the crew for getting everyone out alive
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Yes, only 14 minor injuries sustained. Great job Air France crew!!

Apparently some of the crew (including the co-pilot) and passengers made it to the 401 and hitchiked to hospitals!

I just spoke with my boyfriend who's a few miles from the airport and he said there was a thunder and lightning storm at the time of the crash so perhaps it was indeed lightning...
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The storm was incredible at that time. I live near the airport in the west end, we have flooding and trees down all over the place.

They closed the 401 West almost immediately which made for an interesting drive home for me.

Considering how badly it looked, the outcome really is a miracle.
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No kidding. Just minor injuries, no fatalities, from that?

Works for me . Thank goodness everyone's all right .

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Phew...what a relief..
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I am so glad everyone survived. The crew did a great job. Thank goodness!
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Old 08-02-2005, 09:08 PM   #15
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Geez, working a 2nd job SUX!!! I start a thread or make a post in one where I'm really anxious for a reply, then I have to wait 3-4 hrs 'til I can get home & get back on a computer. Damn financial responsibilities....

And to the matter at hand: I'm thrilled everyone got out alive. Proof positive that prayer works!
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