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Asher
02-08-2005, 22:23:57
It looks grim. :(

http://i.a.cnn.net/cnn/2005/WORLD/americas/08/02/toronto.crash/top.toronto.crash.jpg

http://edition.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/americas/08/02/toronto.crash/index.html

Jet overruns runway in Toronto, burns
Air France plane was carrying about 200 passengers

Tuesday, August 2, 2005 Posted: 2116 GMT (0516 HKT)

TORONTO, Canada (CNN) -- An Air France passenger jet carrying about 200 passengers overran a runway and burst into flames Tuesday at Toronto's Pearson International Airport.

The plane was Flight 358, an Airbus 340 scheduled to arrive from Paris at 3:35 p.m.

There was no information on casualties, said Toronto radio reporter Leah Walker, who witnessed the event. "There are hundreds of emergency vehicles here to do whatever is possible to be done at this point."

Smoke billowed from the site, as scores of emergency workers sought to put it out.

Severe thunderstorms had occurred in the area beforehand.

"This plane came off the runway; it slid off the runway and into this gully," Walker said. "It's come off with probably a great amount of force into trees and the creek."

She said a fireball engulfed the plane.

"We're just watching as they attempt to put foam on it and try to get these flames out."

A news conference was set to be held at 5 p.m. EDT.

Asher
02-08-2005, 22:26:24
It came extremely close to running over the busiest highway in North America, the 401:
http://www.cbc.ca/gfx/pix/pearson_smoke050802.jpg

protein
02-08-2005, 22:49:37
Shit. That's awful. :(

fp
02-08-2005, 22:56:10
Those poor people. :(

Gary
02-08-2005, 23:32:45
:(

Asher
03-08-2005, 00:04:54
No confirmed deaths!

So far it seems they all got out in time before explosions.

Asher
03-08-2005, 00:09:19
Just 14 injured! wow.
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1123020094759_118429294/?hub=Canada
Survivor describes panic aboard crashed jet

CTV.ca News Staff

Describing the terrifying moments before an Air France passenger jet crashed at Toronto's Pearson International Airport, one survivor says the plane lost power before it hit the ground.

One of the passengers aboard the Air France flight 358 from Paris, France to Toronto Tuesday afternoon, Olivier Dubos, told CTV News there was no other warning before the crash.

"We didn't know at all what was happening. Really, we think the crew was as surprised as we were that we had to make an emergency landing," Olivier said.

"We had absolutely no insight or hint that the landing would be difficult," he added, noting there was some general concern due to the pelting rain at the time. "We just knew it would be a bit hard because of the weather."

Just moments before the landing, however, Olivier said the lights on the plane went out.

"The plane was going extremely fast and the power shut down completely, but we thought that was because of the rain ... Then we could feel were off road, and then it was really, really scary."

Once the plane ground to a halt some 200 metres off the runway, Dubos says there was a mad rush to flee.

"We were really, really scared that the plane would blow up because there were lots of flames," he said. "Everyone was running very hard to get out of there."

In a press conference less than three hours after the crash, Greater Toronto Airports Authority officials said all the plane's passengers are believed to have escaped alive. Just 14, they said, were being treated for minor injuries.

Debbie Wilkes, known to many Canadians as a figure skating commentator, happened to be in a slow-moving car on the nearby Highway 401 when the plane skidded off the runway.

Her attention had been transfixed, she said, because of rain and hail at the time.

"We were watching the storm unfold as we were stuck in traffic," she told CTV News. "We saw a fork of lightning come down and hit something... then there was a huge billowing plume of black smoke that emerged."

In the brief moment it took for the car to advance another few hundred feet, Wilkes said she saw that "it was a plane that had gone off the end of the runway... there were streaks of fire on the runway."

As emergency crews race to contain the scene of the crash, Toronto airport has been closed to other traffic.

The Norks
03-08-2005, 00:23:11
thank god it wasn't worse.

fp
03-08-2005, 07:28:20
:bounce:

Beta1
03-08-2005, 08:21:27
thats amazing. I guess everyone listened to the "emergency exits are here, here, and here bit"

mr.G
03-08-2005, 08:58:14
must have been an ugly stewardes

Funko
03-08-2005, 09:25:37
That is amazing, heard it on the radio this morning that everyone got out just before it went up in flames. Unbelievable really!

maroule
03-08-2005, 09:55:05
so I save the bother to anybody else : we french learnt running fast (from the german army)

mr.G
03-08-2005, 11:00:52
:lol:

Funko
03-08-2005, 11:06:13
:lol:

MDA
03-08-2005, 12:53:59
Its twice as funny coming from you, Maroule :lol:

Drekkus
03-08-2005, 13:10:32
I wonder if everybody waited politely in line to get out of there.

maroule
03-08-2005, 13:46:18
drek, we don't do lines in France (except traders)

KrazyHorse
03-08-2005, 13:48:49
That would have been if it was a British Airways, no?

novacane
03-08-2005, 14:28:52
Thank god all those people seem to be safe. Its a miracle of our time.

edit - :rolleyes:

Funko
03-08-2005, 14:31:03
Like 4 slice toasters?

Lurker the Second
03-08-2005, 14:55:52
I had to roll my eyes this morning watching a bit of a news conference with officials from various agencies that responded to this accident. A major concern among the reporters asking questions was why some of the passengers fleeing the plane left airport property and went up to the highway.

Asher
03-08-2005, 15:42:39
The firetrucks were on the scene 52 seconds after touchdown. Wow.

Drekkus
03-08-2005, 16:03:28
That's almost TOO quick! :hmm: I smell a conspiracy.

Tizzy
03-08-2005, 16:05:39
No, that's just Lurker

Drekkus
03-08-2005, 16:08:53
I think a Canadian Al Quaida cell will claim responsibility, saying they just wanted to scare people, and since they were cheese eating surrender monkeys, they were allowed to live, for now.

Japher
03-08-2005, 16:10:08
Monkey!!!

Asher
03-08-2005, 16:13:36
Originally posted by Drekkus
That's almost TOO quick! :hmm: I smell a conspiracy.
The airport was on "red alert", no ground crew were allowed to be outside directing planes, etc. due to the storm.

The Air France pilot had the option of diverting to Montreal instead due to the storm, but he came in anyway. :gasmaske:

Regardless, the rescue crews were on alert due to the weather and the red alert.

Japher
03-08-2005, 16:15:38
The real story has something to do with how close it was to crashing into a very busy freeway.

Asher
03-08-2005, 16:25:08
One that yours truly uses twice a week (fridays/sundays).

Asher
03-08-2005, 16:26:30
Most of the injuries are apparently from an emergency slide that failed to deploy.

Venom
03-08-2005, 16:26:37
The French can run away from anything.

Japher
03-08-2005, 19:07:41
:lol:

Asher
04-08-2005, 15:35:18
http://individual.utoronto.ca/brymac/lj080305.jpg

Japher
04-08-2005, 15:38:01
not as funny

Venom
04-08-2005, 15:41:20
That's an intense pic. Of course, I like how everyone is carrying their carry on luggage. That part is funny.

Funko
04-08-2005, 15:41:53
:lol:

Venom
04-08-2005, 15:45:58
Merde! The plane's on fire! Quick, everyone evacuate. Be careful, luggage in the overhead bins may have shifted during the crash.

Asher
04-08-2005, 15:49:28
I especially like how the slide didn't deploy there, which is how people got their injuries.

You'd think if they can make such a massively complex airplane, they could get the inflatable slides to work right.

Japher
04-08-2005, 15:51:01
"Despite multiple inquiries, no one had the heart to tell Mr. Micheal Frenchy, passenger 6C of Flight 358, that his checked luggage would not be arriving."

http://www.epiclylaterd.com/IMG_0349.jpg

Oerdin
04-08-2005, 16:09:02
Did they ever figure out exactly what caused it and how to prevent it in the future?

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
04-08-2005, 16:51:44
Don't take off.

Japher
04-08-2005, 17:07:54
It's like the story Larry the Cable guy tells (or is it that Smith guy?)

Anyway...

He was ridding in this plane and it was one of them little prop planes that held about 4 people including the pilot. They didn't need a big plane because it was just a real short flight, maybe 30 minutes at most. Well, they just took off when one of the engines started sputtering oil and spraying it all over the windo. So the pilot comes over the PA (for some darn reason) and tells them they have to turn back and get repairs. Then, the other fellow on the plane starts panicing and he asks, "Is it bad? How far do you think we can get on one engine?" And Larry, or the Smith guy, says, "Oh, I betcha it'll get us all the way to the crash site!"

maroule
04-08-2005, 17:09:06
I know the French had a reputation for being yellow, but this one is pushing it

Drekkus
04-08-2005, 17:11:39
What's pushing it?

Japher
04-08-2005, 17:13:21
This is pushing it:

http://usera.imagecave.com/led_head/mmm.burger.bmp.jpg

His job is to push crappy French planes down the run way to get them going.

King_Ghidra
04-08-2005, 17:16:37
at least he has appropriately deployed safety gear

Oerdin
04-08-2005, 17:25:35
He must work up an appetite.

maroule
04-08-2005, 17:37:04
his mouth is too small, he should shove it in his arse directly

Japher
04-08-2005, 17:37:47
but then he'd poop out his mouth!

Oerdin
04-08-2005, 17:39:36
I know a couple of people who are always having shit come out of their mouths.

Japher
04-08-2005, 17:40:24
that's crazy!

I'm Brian Fellows.

Venom
04-08-2005, 17:50:04
Originally posted by Japher
It's like the story Larry the Cable guy tells (or is it that Smith guy?)

Anyway...

He was ridding in this plane and it was one of them little prop planes that held about 4 people including the pilot. They didn't need a big plane because it was just a real short flight, maybe 30 minutes at most. Well, they just took off when one of the engines started sputtering oil and spraying it all over the windo. So the pilot comes over the PA (for some darn reason) and tells them they have to turn back and get repairs. Then, the other fellow on the plane starts panicing and he asks, "Is it bad? How far do you think we can get on one engine?" And Larry, or the Smith guy, says, "Oh, I betcha it'll get us all the way to the crash site!"

Bill Ingval tells that story.

Venom
04-08-2005, 17:56:28
There's only one man that can actually finish this burger.

Originally posted by Japher

http://usera.imagecave.com/led_head/mmm.burger.bmp.jpg



THIS GUY!

http://www.ifoce.com/images/event_fullsize/28.jpg

Provost Harrison
04-08-2005, 18:47:13
He's far too small!

Venom
04-08-2005, 18:54:31
You obviously don't know who that is. That is the Lord of Eating. Takeru Kobayashi. He could do it easily. He can eat 49 fucking hot dogs in 12 minutes for god's sake.

Lurker the Second
04-08-2005, 19:50:57
His pic isn't loading for me, but I guessed who it was before seeing the subsequent post. That dude is a freak of nature. Those 49 hot dogs include rolls. I think he's the sole reason there is a Nonhotdogday, just to allow the manufacturers time to catch up.

That guy just might be my hero.

Venom
04-08-2005, 19:56:03
And that's not even his record. His record is 52. He's a true hero.

Drekkus
04-08-2005, 22:18:55
For a second I thought Venom posted a real pic of himself there.

Oerdin
04-08-2005, 22:23:07
Jesus Christ! 52 in 12 minutes? That little Japanese guy can sure pack those things away.

Venom
04-08-2005, 22:30:47
Originally posted by Drekkus
For a second I thought Venom posted a real pic of himself there.

*dramatic pause*


Maybe it is me.

Drekkus
04-08-2005, 22:32:51
Hello Kitty's little brother. It would make so much sense.

Venom
04-08-2005, 22:40:49
Originally posted by Oerdin
Jesus Christ! 52 in 12 minutes? That little Japanese guy can sure pack those things away.

He can eat all kinds of things. Salad, cow brains, potato skins. Whatever. He's an eating machine, like Jaws, only with slanty eyes and non-cartilagenous skin.

mr.G
04-08-2005, 22:46:48
Originally posted by Venom
You obviously don't know who that is. That is the Lord of Eating. Takeru Kobayashi. He could do it easily. He can eat 49 fucking hot dogs in 12 minutes for god's sake. not on wednesday no no no

and jes he is also my hero

Lurker the Second
04-08-2005, 23:07:36
I'd hate to pay his sewer bill.

Lurker the Second
04-08-2005, 23:09:40
This, by the way, is the ultimate threadjack.

Drekkus
04-08-2005, 23:28:06
I'm hungry :(