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Plane crash at Denver airport

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by deskslave, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    This appears to have been much worse than was first reported last night, with firefighters saying it was a miracle no one was killed. 38 injured, only a handful seriously. Jet skidded off the runway and ended up in a ravine.

    Wasn't snowing, but it was windy, though that's hardly uncommon at DIA.


    Rocky also got someone's Twitter account who was on the flight. THIS is actually a useful application of Twitter.


    (His most recent update is that the chairman of Continental was on the replacement flight they set up for people who still wanted to fly to Houston.)
  2. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    I'm shocked someone actually got the story as quickly as they did, seeing as how that fucking airport is about 3 days' drive from civilization.
  3. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Not really. He's basically sending out text messages hours after the crash. 80% of the updates come after he gets home.
  4. KevinmH9

    KevinmH9 Active Member

    I saw the report about this on the local news. I heard the entire right side of the plane was engulfed in flames as people exited the plane. Luckily no one was killed.
  5. JBHawkEye

    JBHawkEye Active Member

    There's a pretty impressive overhead photo on the Denver Post site that shows how far the plane went off the runway.
  6. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    One question I had about that flight for people who were on the crashed plane the night before:

    You think they still make them watch the safety video?
  7. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    The only question now is how much Con Air is going to get sued for.
  8. markvid

    markvid Guest

    The part that pissed me off was the accounts from people who said they were delayed from getting out by the ASSHOLES WHO WERE TRYING TO GET THEIR LUGGAGE.
  10. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    Widgets make the economy go 'round. Nothing more important that widgets.
  11. Lester Bangs

    Lester Bangs Active Member

    Unbelievable. See, that's where you have to get your licks in. I might be about to die, but this pinhead is going to get a forearm and elbow in the back of his head.

    I'm going Costanza to get the hell off that plane.
  12. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Priceless. And I don't mean Master Card priceless, either. Jesus, people, what do we value more in this country, lives or luggage?
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