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    Boeing 737 Fulls Apart!

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    http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/20091223/...m-3fd0ae9.html

    Plane 'Breaks Apart' On Landing In Jamaica

    An American Airlines plane carrying more than 150 people has overshot a runway and broken apart while landing in heavy rain in Jamaica.

    Reports suggest the Boeing 737 ploughed through the perimeter fence at Kingston's Norman Manley International Airport and came to rest on a beachfront.

    Jamaica's information minister Daryl Vaz said at least 40 people had been taken to hospital, with mostly minor injuries.

    American Airlines spokesman Tim Smith said: "Preliminary reports indicate there are no serious injuries."

    Mr Smith said the airline would not speculate on the cause of the incident.

    The plane was carrying 148 passengers and six crew members.

    It originated at Washington's Reagan National Airport, and had stopped at Miami en route to Kingston.

    American Airlines is working with US authorities to determine the cause of the crash.

    The US National Transportation Safety Board is expected to send a team to the scene of crash to establish what happened.

    The airport was closed for investigators to examine the scene and decide if the runway was safe.

    All flights were diverted to Montego Bay, on the western end of the island.
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    Re: Boeing 737 Fulls Apart!

    RYANAIR do a whoopsie at Prestwick.....yet another 737 by the looks of things.

    A passenger jet slid off the runway at Prestwick airport in Ayrshire this morning as harsh weather conditions continued to cause travel chaos.

    The Ryanair plane hit a patch of ice and skidded onto the grass moments after landing just after 9am.

    No one was hurt and all the passengers have been bussed to the terminal. Ryanair apologised for the disruption.

    The airline said: "After a normal landing was completed and while taxiing from the runway the aircraft encountered ice and slid just off the runway on to the grass verge.

    "Ryanair engineers are at the aircraft, which appears to have suffered no damage.

    'They are working with Glasgow Prestwick to return the aircraft to the stand area so that the runway can be reopened with minimum delay."

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    Re: Boeing 737 Fulls Apart!

    Two 738's off the runway on the same day, wow. What's the chance of that happening. Good to see no serious injuries (apart from the AA 737).

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    Re: Boeing 737 Fulls Apart!

    Saying that, Ryanair does have one of the best safety records in the world, they are faultless when it comes to maintenance there is no compromise on safety to them and I give them full credit for this! I have never felt unsafe on any of their NG's and I feel quite relaxed considering how basic the environment is. This is just an example of mother nature taking its toll on the airline industry and ice is no ingredient when mixed with aviation as it can be deadly. You cant control ice on the runway, there is only so much salt and grit that you can put down, but saying that I am pretty certain that salt and grit is an extreme no no on the runway (think about it!) and if there is water mixed with 0 degrees tempretures then you can pretty much expect the ice to form, not too sure how the airport controls the ice, but accidents like this are bound to happen!
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    Re: Boeing 737 Fulls Apart!

    video footage:





    appearently it was N977AN build in 2001

    http://www.airliners.net/search/phot...gsearch=N977AN

    NG shell anyone ?


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