Another plane down in New York

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  1. Dean DeMass

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    Details are just coming through on the radio here in Chicago, but it says a plane has crashed in Queens New York.
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    This is awful. 4 buildings are on fire. The Mayor has put NY in a full stage 1 alert. Stay away if you can.
    It was an American airlines 767 plane headed to JFK airport..
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    Sky News over here is reporting it was a plane taking off and suffered engine failure as it was taking off.
     
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    Shit.
    Right, we'll keep it to this one thread.
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    No TV here at work and the Net connections are slow as molasses. Please keep us updated.
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    Damn - yes please keep info coming.
    Details are sketchy at this point.
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    Sky are reporting that the FAA say there is so far no sign of terrorist involement
     
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    Please post any CREDIBLE new updates and any audio streaming sources. thanks. [​IMG]
     
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    More info from CNN and Washington Post:
    American Airlines flight crashes on takeoff in NYC borough of Queens
    FAA: American Flight 587 -- Airbus A300 -- from JFK airport to Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic
    NYC Port Authority: 246 passengers, 9 crew
    All NYC area airports closed, bridges and tunnels leading into city closed
    Affiliate WCBS reports at least 4 buildings on fire
    New York Fire Department dispatches 44 trucks, 200 firefighters
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    - American Airlines flight #587 from JFK to Santo Domingo
    - 247 passengers, 9 crew on board (ABC News, confirmed by a Washington official)
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    It seems there is one eyewitness who saw fragments falling from the sky before the plane crashed which could mean that there was an explosion on the plane before it went down. This was said on "ARD" (German Television).
     
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    This is horrible. I really do hope this is a "normal" accident and not another terrorist attack.
    Gotta try and get in touch with the relatives in Queens..
     
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    If you have trouble accessing cnn.com try their asian site (which has the same contents) at http://asia.cnn.com/
     
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    Several experts have just said (on WCBS TV in New York) that the facts of this accident appear to fit the profile of a "catastrophic engine failure" rather than a bomb or missile.
     
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    Peter, I hope so. Sadly, that would be GOOD news... [​IMG]
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    Shit!!
    Can't believe this is fucking happening!
    An eyewitness said he saw an engine fall off before it hit the ground.
     
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    In 1979, an engine fell off American Flight 191 (a DC-10) as it took off from O'Hare. The plane rolled and crashed just outside the airport perimeter. Don't have a TV today but the early reports sound eerily similar. [​IMG]
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