195 Feared Dead in Brazil Plane Crash

195 Feared Dead in Brazil Plane Crash

There are 52 comments on the The Associated Press story from Jul 18, 2007, titled 195 Feared Dead in Brazil Plane Crash . In it, The Associated Press 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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Stepheno3

Orlando, FL

#44 Jul 19, 2007
domking wrote:
oh my goodness! so very sad....it appears profits are more important than taking the time to look at the configuration of the landing strip. big business is not interested in 'people'
Is that not always the way it is? Certainly is in most cases here in the USA!
susan

Allentown, PA

#45 Jul 19, 2007
and the USA rushed to their side to determine the cause of the crash. is Bush trying to earn brownie points. cut me a break. may their souls be saved.
unotsosmart

Bangkok, Thailand

#46 Jul 19, 2007
And they want to put American pilots on trial?
Bruce

Minneapolis, MN

#47 Jul 19, 2007
I’m Bruce I use my real name in Yahoo Mail although I know I don’t have to. Throughout most of last year I worked at the FBO (Owens Field) where Andre Bauer kept his Moony Aircraft. I helped Azalia Leonhardt pull out his aircraft many times.

What’s not known about this story is it’s NOT Andre Bauer’s first mishap. In August of last year I was attending to the Athletic departments King Air on an early afternoon flight when I was watching an aircraft on approach. As it got close I looked in horror as I noticed the landing gear was UP!

I quickly got on the FBO’s radio and called to the person at the line desk,AIRCRAFT LANDING NO GEAR DOWN! NO GEAR DOWN?. At about 2 feet from touchdown Andre pulled up so heard the aircraft strike the runway. Both myself the Pilot from USC’s Athletic department heard and saw the “Strike”.

He (Andre Bauer) went around the landing pattern and this time safely landed. He taxied so fast down to his storage hanger he could have taken off again right then. Following this he locked his aircraft in the storage hanger and forbid anyone from seeing it or inspecting it.

Later that day both the Airport manager (Jim Hamilton) and the FBO manager Kelly Hamilton) told me this:“Andre Bauer’s plane did not strike the runway!”(Wink Wink). even though I saw it do so and heard it too. What bothers me is IF the Airport managers had reported the Aircraft Strike? according to the Law? this accident (yesterday) might not have happened after Andre Bauer got his pilots license pulled for not reporting the Aircraft Strike? in August himself.

http://www.topix.com/forum/city/wellford-sc/T...
unotsosmart

Bangkok, Thailand

#48 Jul 19, 2007
Michelle wrote:
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Making ignorant comments like this just goes to show how many asses there are in this world.
Everybody has one.
NTSB

Minneapolis, MN

#49 Jul 19, 2007
The private airport owner stated:” the pilot wanted to turn the airplane around before starting it. The pilot and three other personnel attempted to move the airplane by hand with “negative results”. The pilot entered the airplane, released the parking brake, exited the airplane, and attempted to move the airplane with “negative results”. The pilot and passenger entered the airplane. The pilot started the engine, turned the airplane around with “power”and taxied to runway 06 for VFR departure to Columbia”

“Examination of runway 06 by the FAA after the accident revealed the airplane traveled 819 feet on the take off roll before encountering the dirt section of the runway. Two skid marks were present in the dirt section of the runway. The left skid mark was was measured 417 feet long and the right skid mark was measured 388 feet long.. The width of the Mooney M-20 E landing gear is 9 feet and three quarters of an inch long. The distance between the left and right main landing gear is skid marks are 9 feet and three quarters of an inch. Ten feet past the left skid mark appeared to be a tail strike mark on a stone with a bluish color. The bottom of the accident airplane is blue in color”.

Why would the pilot turn the plane around under “power”, taxi, to takeoff when moments earlier four people were unable to roll the plane. Why would you have skid marks over the length of a football field.

http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/GenPDF.asp... …
karen

AOL

#50 Jul 19, 2007
God bless the victims and their familys during this time of loss. Lets hope no airline in America has their aircraft worked on by anyone but good United States Union member aircraft repair people.
b-serious

Monomoy Island, MA

#51 Jul 19, 2007
brazil is a backward third world crime ridden ,corrupt,anti-american hellhole ,,,, the airport/air traffick control system there reflects itself.........my condolences to the victims and their families ..........perhaps, when we deport the illegal brazilians in so.florida, we allow them to fly "american"..........
itlookslikeaduck

Monomoy Island, MA

#52 Jul 19, 2007
Oh by the way,,, Brazil wants to extradite "our american pilots", on phony anti-american fueled charges of neglience for a airplane accident that BRAZIL CAUSED due to incompetent air traffick controllers there....
GOD IS

Pompano Beach, FL

#53 Jul 19, 2007
JUST TO END THE WORLD OF 189 LIVES

NOW THATS 189 THAT WE KNOW WILL NEVER BE TERRORIST OR ENEMIES OF THE UNITED STATES

SAD BUT THE BOOKS MUST BE BALANCED.

Since: Jul 07

Lindsay, CA

#54 Jul 19, 2007
Matthew ML John wrote:
Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
May the gods deal with me, be it ever so severely, if by this time tomorrow I do not make your life like that of one of them.

Jezebel, 1 Kings 19:2
Ubee A-Sucka

Saint Paul, MN

#55 Jul 19, 2007
Buzzard Beak wrote:
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May the gods deal with me, be it ever so severely, if by this time tomorrow I do not make your life like that of one of them.
Jezebel, 1 Kings 19:2
Jerkoffians 5:22

He who should not throw stones at American pilots when you build your own runways too short and have crappy pilots.

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