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Worst plane crash in Brazilian history

Discussion in 'Thriller Promotions and Pavilion' started by Noite Escura, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. Noite Escura

    Noite Escura The unpredictable

    Probably the worst in South America also: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6903837.stm
    I was a little shocked last night because it took off from Porto Alegre, where I work. It turns out an aunt of my father, whom I didn't know, has near 80 and had Cancer is one of the victims.(Can you spell irony?) She was travelling to São Paulo with her grandson. Luckily my dear Football team, Grêmio missed the plane for a last minute change of plans.
    We had a major crash to happen less than an year ago(who was the worse in our history until now)
  2. HomeLAN

    HomeLAN Bumbling Idiot Staff Member

    6300 feet is pretty short for an A320, from what I understand. Add wet conditions, and there you go.

    RIP for the victims.
  3. Noite Escura

    Noite Escura The unpredictable

    It doesn't help the airstrip is surrounded by buildings either. LKarge jets have been restricted, but this was reversed by popular claim. Other airports are way out of the city...
  4. HomeLAN

    HomeLAN Bumbling Idiot Staff Member

    Yeah, my boss used to live in Sao Paolo, about a mile from this airport, back when he was with Citibank. He was telling me that the next nearest major airport is about 1.5 hours away.
  5. Gonzo

    Gonzo Infinitesimally Outrageous Staff Member

    Standard in many cities. LAX, unless you fly in from Hawaii is a 45 minutes course of the Los Angeles inland empire. From Palm Srpings to th eocean you're on approach. Sky Harbor (Phoenix) is center city.

    Skid off the runway in rush hour traffic & into a gas station. Talk about fate not taking chances.

  6. Huge

    Huge Holla if you hear me! Staff Member

    Sad indeed.

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