Almost 200 Feared Dead in Air Crash

Almost 200 Feared Dead in Air Crash

There are 39 comments on the Newsday story from Jul 18, 2007, titled Almost 200 Feared Dead in Air Crash. In it, Newsday reports that:

Rescue crews pulled dozens of bodies Wednesday from a Brazilian airliner that crashed and burst into flames at Brazil's busiest airport, as the number of people feared dead rose to 195.

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Brazilian Passenger

Belo Horizonte, Brazil

#26 Jul 18, 2007
itsa conspiracy wrote:
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and your stating this from a country that still has tribes?where people run around the bushes naked and dont know what those"amazing flying machines"are?
Hey Ignorant, as far as I know, US have as much tribes as we have here, the real americans, the amerindians... oh, and one more, the LIgnorants, a very persistent tribe living in a long island....
jane

Monterrey, Mexico

#27 Jul 18, 2007
Blame those dumb and lazy Judges for this.. In February, a federal court briefly banned three types of large jets from the runway, but was overruled on appeal by a court that said safety concerns weren't sufficient to outweigh the severe economic ramifications...

Since: May 07

Dover, FL

#28 Jul 18, 2007
itsa conspiracy wrote:
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and your stating this from a country that still has tribes?where people run around the bushes naked and dont know what those"amazing flying machines"are?
We have Indian tribes in America too, numb-nuts

Since: May 07

Dover, FL

#29 Jul 18, 2007
jane wrote:
Blame those dumb and lazy Judges for this.. In February, a federal court briefly banned three types of large jets from the runway, but was overruled on appeal by a court that said safety concerns weren't sufficient to outweigh the severe economic ramifications...
From what I understand, the Airbus 320 wasn't covered by this ban anyhow
Brazilian Passenger

Belo Horizonte, Brazil

#30 Jul 18, 2007
Ex Long Islander wrote:
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From what I understand, the Airbus 320 wasn't covered by this ban anyhow
Yeah... its all about certain powers and certain profits... capitalism is good, but only when well managed....
Buzzie

Auburn Hills, MI

#31 Jul 18, 2007
Why do you jerks always have to an agenda? Why are you always angry? Duh! A lot of people died as a result of the plane crash. Stop the bull & think about what has happened. Want to talk about idiots??
itsa conspiracy

Bedford, TX

#32 Jul 18, 2007
Ex Long Islander wrote:
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We have Indian tribes in America too, numb-nuts
yeah but our tribes know what "those amazing flying machines are",,im talking actual cultural tribes,not ones like we have here that smoke cigarettes-watch tv and live in fenced in communes.they have actual useless tribeman running around that have no clue whats actually out in the civilized world.theres tribes all over the rain forest that if they saw an iphone they would worship it
juan hernandez

United States

#33 Jul 18, 2007
I wonder if greed played a roll in this situation. The altitude at the airport is about 750 feet, with rain and the state of the runway one would think the landing roll would be long. Very similiar to the southwest 737 that went through the fence at Burbank and stopped at the chevron station. Maybe these pilots need a remedial training course in common sense.
betty roy

United States

#34 Jul 18, 2007
i am greatly sadden by the crash; my prayers go out to the families, God Bless
Time4Change

Auburn Hills, MI

#35 Jul 18, 2007
The obvious problem is political like so much of our diet in the states. From the article, you can see that a judge closed the airport but that a higher court said it was an economic impact to hard to swallow being closed. Its too bad that someone with a little more pull can pull the trigger and that decision maker, that judge, is totally responsible for the accident that was waiting to happen. What should be that idiots demise?
The International airport about an hour outside the city is much better equipped to handle the airbus and larger aircraft. If I was the pilot of a larger aircraft, I wouldn't land at that airport downtown either - you are playing Russian roulette. I think we can label the judge of the higher court Ben Laden Jr.- what a jerk!
For the blog concerning the family flying from Congonhas soon, you should consider alternate arrangements from the International airport even if it means more bucks or more time. At least you will have peace of mind for your family. What is that worth?
Don Brantley - Orlando, Fl

Since: May 07

New York, NY

#36 Jul 19, 2007
Time4Change wrote:
The obvious problem is political like so much of our diet in the states. From the article, you can see that a judge closed the airport but that a higher court said it was an economic impact to hard to swallow being closed. Its too bad that someone with a little more pull can pull the trigger and that decision maker, that judge, is totally responsible for the accident that was waiting to happen. What should be that idiots demise?
The International airport about an hour outside the city is much better equipped to handle the airbus and larger aircraft. If I was the pilot of a larger aircraft, I wouldn't land at that airport downtown either - you are playing Russian roulette. I think we can label the judge of the higher court Ben Laden Jr.- what a jerk!
For the blog concerning the family flying from Congonhas soon, you should consider alternate arrangements from the International airport even if it means more bucks or more time. At least you will have peace of mind for your family. What is that worth?
Don Brantley - Orlando, Fl
Don, the A320 (TAM) and Boeing 737's (Gol) make up most of traffic at that airport. Both planes are of similar size

Since: May 07

New York, NY

#37 Jul 19, 2007
itsa conspiracy wrote:
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yeah but our tribes know what "those amazing flying machines are",,im talking actual cultural tribes,not ones like we have here that smoke cigarettes-watch tv and live in fenced in communes.they have actual useless tribeman running around that have no clue whats actually out in the civilized world.theres tribes all over the rain forest that if they saw an iphone they would worship it
They're not that stupid
Henry

AOL

#38 Jul 19, 2007
Does that airline TAM subcontract out their aircraft maintenance to the same subcontractors and third party vendors as that Northwest Airlines?(Now know worldwide as NorthWORST SCABair)

Since: May 07

New York, NY

#39 Jul 19, 2007
Buzzie wrote:
Why do you jerks always have to an agenda? Why are you always angry? Duh! A lot of people died as a result of the plane crash. Stop the bull & think about what has happened. Want to talk about idiots??
Speaking of idiots, what the hell are you talking about?
Interesting

Brooklyn, NY

#40 Jul 20, 2007
"Speed puzzles experts in Brazil crash"

re; Reverse thruster problem

However, the airline insisted late Thursday that the thrust reverser, used by jets to slow down just after touching down, had been deactivated earlier in accordance with proper maintenance procedures.

TAM, the airline, did not provide details about the problem but the company told Globo TV that Airbus maintenance rules approved by Brazilian aviation officials say the type of problem found must be inspected within 10 days and that the planes can fly in the interim.

Ok, being ley on aircraft maintenance and aviation in general, it doesn't take a rocket scientest to figure out that when you consider the size/weight of the plane, the length of the runway, and the fact that reverse thrusters are used to slow (in conjunction with brakes) the plane down upon landing, wouldn't it make sense to take it out of service IMMEDIATELY?

Nah... we'll just disable it and continue to use it... for TEN DAYS??? OMG!
Ned

Patchogue, NY

#41 Jul 20, 2007
Luckily these were people from Brazil, not regular people from the U.S.
jane

Monterrey, Mexico

#42 Jul 20, 2007
Ned wrote:
Luckily these were people from Brazil, not regular people from the U.S.
You never been on a plane ,have you?
Gringo

Goiânia, Brazil

#43 Jul 20, 2007
Disgusted wrote:
Management idiots. Can't even build a decent runway. As usual, management has their head up their .... well, you know.
Management? CV USA in Iraq. Katrina, Passports....
Gringo

Goiânia, Brazil

#44 Jul 20, 2007
Buzzie wrote:
Why do you jerks always have to an agenda? Why are you always angry? Duh! A lot of people died as a result of the plane crash. Stop the bull & think about what has happened. Want to talk about idiots??
Well said, however, the Internet attacts the wacko weirdos.

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