Plane Explodes in Sao Paulo Airport

Old Jul 17th, 2007, 04:42 PM
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Plane Explodes in Sao Paulo Airport

I am very sad to report that a TAM airlines plane with 175 passengers and crew on board crashed this evening in São Paulo's Congonhas Airport. It slid pass the runway and crossed the avenue in front of the Airport to explode against a TAM airlines building. Though it is no confirmed, the images of the accident on TV (it is on CNN) leave little doubt as to the very small, almost nule, probability of survivals.
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Old Jul 17th, 2007, 04:59 PM
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Horrible, just horrible..we are watching it on the news here .
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Old Jul 17th, 2007, 05:19 PM
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Terrible
I am watching it is the news

I was in Sao Paulo two months ago,so this hits close to home

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Old Jul 17th, 2007, 05:27 PM
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hiya, it seems that the pilot tried to take off again at end of runway realising the plane wouldnt be able to stop in time, there is a steep slope down to that main road, but didnt manage to get enough height and so crashed into that building. Anxiously awaiting news as work with tourism in this country!
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Old Jul 17th, 2007, 05:57 PM
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I am flying into São Paulo tomorrow. Good thing I changed my flight from Congonhas to Guarulhos. I talked to a close friend who was in the same flight yesterday. She is is shambles, as she almost postponed her reservations to today. I told her to go light a candle and thank all her protecting goddesses!
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Old Jul 18th, 2007, 02:49 AM
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They just confirmed the death of more than 200 people, including those who were in the building that was hit. Very, very sad.
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