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Plane crashes in Sao Paulo Airport (in Brasil)

ReturnWinner
07-18-2007, 01:15 AM
http://www.cnn.com/

ReturnWinner
07-18-2007, 01:17 AM
SAO PAULO, Brazil (CNN) -- A TAM Airline passenger plane carrying as many as 170 people crashed Tuesday while attempting to land at Sao Paulo's Congonhas domestic airport, the airline said.


The scene of the plane crash in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The statement did not say how many people were on board. There was no immediate word on survivors.

The plane apparently struck a building. Video footage from the scene showed visible flames at the crash site and a TAM sign visible on the building.

Flight JJ3054, an Airbus A320, was coming to Sao Paulo from Porto Alegre, the airline said. Watch scene after plane crashes in Sao Paulo »

The airline said it could not immediately confirm the extent of the damage or the number of victims. Family members of those on the plane were being given assistance, it said. An airline crew was at the scene working with emergency responders.

A statement from firefighters said about 50 rescue vehicles were at the scene. The fire continues to burn, firefighters said, but rescuing people on the plane is officials' priority.

Tom Hennigan, a reporter from The Times of London in Sao Paulo, told CNN that Tuesday's weather in Sao Paulo included low-lying clouds and heavy rain.

The airport's main runway was closed for several weeks at one point while it was repaired because of a problem with water collecting on the runway, Hennigan said. It was too early, however, to say whether that may have contributed to Tuesday's incident, he said.

The airport is small and in a densely populated area, he said.

"When you fly into Congonhas airport, it is like you are literally flying past people's living rooms in apartment blocks," Hennigan said. "Then you land on the runway. It is completely surrounded by the central part of Sao Paulo city. This is not an airport out on the edge of the city. This is right in the city."

According to the Associated Press, Brazil's deadliest crash occurred last September when a Gol Aerolinhas Inteligentes SA Boeing 737 collided with an executive jet over the Amazon rainforest.

Mara_M
07-18-2007, 01:19 AM
no words on victims :awww:?

actually smthing happened yesterday in Bucharest too,a plane with 170 passengers had to land on emergency because it's wheels exploded when it took off. the passengers were frightened as they didn't know what was the problem and the landing was unpleasant :tape:

Psichogauchovna
07-18-2007, 01:20 AM
OMG, thats really sad :sad:

Tytta!.
07-18-2007, 01:22 AM
Looks like everyone in the plane died. Around 8 people that were around the area are in the hospital.

keqtqiadv
07-18-2007, 01:22 AM
:help: It looks so bad, I think nobody who was in the plane survived...

Tytta!.
07-18-2007, 01:23 AM
yeah it really does :sad:

Lee
07-18-2007, 01:25 AM
This is the second tragic plane crash in Brazil in less than a year. :sad:

Tytta!.
07-18-2007, 01:26 AM
yeah :sad: and the plane crashed really near to a gas station so it looked really really awful with lots of fire :sad:

El Legenda
07-18-2007, 01:27 AM
the video CNN is showing, is that the plane with the cockpit sticking out of the building?

Tytta!.
07-18-2007, 01:28 AM
yeah... :sad:

Lee
07-18-2007, 01:40 AM
Not just people on the plane, there's likely many injuries of people on the ground and probably fatality. :sad:

Tytta!.
07-18-2007, 01:41 AM
yeah :sad: some were working in those buildings next to the one the airplane crashed and they said some of them tried to jump from the 2nd and 3rd floor because of the fire :sad:

justClaudia
07-18-2007, 01:46 AM
so sad. :sad:

GlennMirnyi
07-18-2007, 02:16 AM
What's sticking is the tail, not the cockpit.

njnetswill
07-18-2007, 02:26 AM
Jet crashes are rare but when one happens it is really scary and tragic. :(

liptea
07-18-2007, 05:31 AM
my dad works in porto alegre (and is there right now) and he flys to sao paulo all the time. its so sad because my mom was so terrified that he might have been on it. which is kinda ridiculous because TAM flies a billion million flights a day. but it was scary.

it's still so, so, so sad.

Lee
07-18-2007, 05:44 AM
my dad works in porto alegre (and is there right now) and he flys to sao paulo all the time. its so sad because my mom was so terrified that he might have been on it. which is kinda ridiculous because TAM flies a billion million flights a day. but it was scary.

it's still so, so, so sad.

:hug: It must be very hard for your mom. :hug:

El Legenda
07-18-2007, 05:46 AM
200 dead...so far.

Lee
07-18-2007, 05:47 AM
:sad: :sad: :sad:

GlennMirnyi
07-18-2007, 05:50 AM
List of names already announced. Nobody I know closely. I can say I'm relieved.

Lee
07-18-2007, 05:52 AM
List of names already announced. Nobody I know closely. I can say I'm relieved.

:hug:

R.Federer
07-18-2007, 06:18 AM
List of names already announced. Nobody I know closely. I can say I'm relieved.
I immediately thought of you when the news came out. What a tragedy. I hope all the Brazilians here are not impacted directly. What a terrible piece of news.

Bilbo
07-18-2007, 10:51 AM
why do they build oil tanks near an airport? you always have to consider that an airplane can slide from it's runway.

Bilbo
07-18-2007, 10:58 AM
they even said to the pilot that the runway is very wet and it's dangerous to land. those people died because of some mistakes from a few people. and if those oil tanks weren't there they would still live.

dorkino
07-18-2007, 11:42 AM
That's so sad. My condolescences.

Perhaps it's a little early to say it, but yes it's always so chocking when uncared -for mistakes can cause such a terrible mess with people's life. Defficient Supervision/fundings for transport systems usually create the worst accidents.

Andre♥
07-18-2007, 01:17 PM
It looks like there is no draining system in the airport. How is that possible in a town where it rains so much and so hard?

Brazilian newspapers are ripping the security conditions of the airport big time today. A friend of mine had already told me before that he was scared of landing on this airport, because the lanes are very short.

Oh God, what a tragedy.

shotgun
07-18-2007, 02:30 PM
Congonhas' airport structure has been a joke for some time now. The runways are in precarious conditions, and there is lack of qualified personnel to control the traffic. And there are probably many other Brazilian airports in the same conditions. We've been going through an aerial crisis for several months and the government has been uncapable of solving it.

Carlita
07-18-2007, 02:48 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

El Legenda
07-18-2007, 03:44 PM
why do they build oil tanks near an airport? you always have to consider that an airplane can slide from it's runway.

thats not the big question, the question is why is the airport located in the middle of the city. almost all are located on the edge, and you need oil to fly.

Svetlana.
07-18-2007, 04:35 PM
My deepest condolences to all Brazilian people.

Louche
07-18-2007, 04:44 PM
So sorry about this terrible tragedy. I'm already reading about the airport and this runway in particular. It was recently resurfaced but not sufficiently grooved for rainy, slick conditions and I didn't know about the traffic controller crisis. It almost seemed inevitable that something like this would happen. :sad:

Tytta!.
07-18-2007, 04:44 PM
I just heard 4 people are from my city :sad:

GlennMirnyi
07-18-2007, 04:53 PM
why do they build oil tanks near an airport? you always have to consider that an airplane can slide from it's runway.

they even said to the pilot that the runway is very wet and it's dangerous to land. those people died because of some mistakes from a few people. and if those oil tanks weren't there they would still live.

thats not the big question, the question is why is the airport located in the middle of the city. almost all are located on the edge, and you need oil to fly.

That is true and more: the plane didn't slide straight off the runway. He tried to take off again and turned to the left, that's why they hit the hangar of the company. That runway was always dangerous, they had no other option.

That airport is a dump and it's a joke they ever allowed so many buildings around it.

Cristine
07-18-2007, 05:37 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad:

Bilbo
07-18-2007, 06:51 PM
i saw the pictures

there's a big street just a few meters behind the runway and straight behind it they build a fucking oil tank. it was just a matter of time for an airplane to crush into it. and if this is not enough the runway is just 2 km long (half as long as it should be).

how fucking retarded is this?

GlennMirnyi
07-18-2007, 06:59 PM
i saw the pictures

there's a big street just a few meters behind the runway and straight behind it they build a fucking oil tank. it was just a matter of time for an airplane to crush into it. and if this is not enough the runway is just 2 km long (half as long as it should be).

how fucking retarded is this?

That is São Paulo mate. Talk about chaotic and hectic.

Lee
07-18-2007, 07:01 PM
i saw the pictures

there's a big street just a few meters behind the runway and straight behind it they build a fucking oil tank. it was just a matter of time for an airplane to crush into it. and if this is not enough the runway is just 2 km long (half as long as it should be).

how fucking retarded is this?

The city grows too fast.
Not enough money to build infrastructures.
When you have a huge population, human's life worth nothing.

These are the excuses and hard truths although not acceptable for people live in developed countries.

martine2
07-18-2007, 07:02 PM
Just saw it on the news :sad: Terrible tragedy :sad: :sad:

nolop
07-18-2007, 07:07 PM
soon or later was going to happen, i think just happened sooner than they thought :sad:

TMJordan
07-18-2007, 07:42 PM
RIP to all the casualties.

Mistaflava
07-19-2007, 05:39 PM
Here is a video of the crash...looks like pilot inexperience or pilot error is to blame. WTF was he doing touching down at that speed? Visibility doesnt seem all that bad.


http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2007/07/19/vo.brazil.plane.landing.televisa

Snowwy
07-21-2007, 05:30 PM
The fact that the government is trying to blame the pilot is a joke, pilots are told if they miss the first 300 meters to take off again and tahts all he was doing. Also why the fuck is that airport open, there were no grooves on the runway for the rain water to leave. You get a short runway, that is very slick and incredibly wet, that fact that only 188 people died or whatever number is actaully pretty lucky. You really ahve to look at the government of this country and wonder, why are they putting lives in danger like this.

Bilbo
07-21-2007, 05:39 PM
the plane had technical errors and they knew it for 10 days. yet the plane was flying.

whoever blames the pilot is a dumbass. the airport, TAM, the government as well as the city of sao paulo is to blame here.

Louche
07-21-2007, 05:45 PM
A reverse thruster was not functioning. Is that right?

Tytta!.
07-21-2007, 06:39 PM
A reverse thruster was not functioning. Is that right?

Yes, it is.