Air France Jet Crashes In Toronto

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    Let's see....is this something the CIA is behind too?

    TORONTO — A passenger jet has caught fire after reportedly skidding off a runway at Toronto's Pearson International Airport. According to reports, black smoke billowed from the wreckage as the aircraft burned.

    Police said the plane was an Air France passenger jet that was trying to land when it ran into trouble.

    According to reports, the plane had around 200 passengers on board.

    A row of emergency vehicles lined up behind the wreckage, and a fire truck sprayed the flames with water. The operation was broadcast live on television in Canada and the United States.

    The flaming ruin was next to the four-lane Highway 401, Canada's busiest highway, and some cars and trucks stopped on the roadway after the crash.

    There was no immediate word on casualties.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,164534,00.html
     
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    :(
     
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    They haven't talked about casualties. I hope there isn't any.
     
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    I too hope for no casualties...
     
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    We have people on the board from Canada....hope they didn't know anyone on the plane.
     
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    I too hope nobody suffers personally from this event. :(
     
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    Everyone survived. :rock:
     
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    Damn French can't even land smoothly! ;)

    Seriously, all that was lost was an airplane, that's a good thing.
     
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    Apparently CBC is reporting it skidded off the runway on a good landing due to bad weather. Thank God, everyone is okay.

    (Double yikes, because I fly out of there tomorrow!)
     
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    Based on the facts coming out of this one, it sounds like once again the arrogance of those glorified button pushing bus drivers who call themselves "pilots" has once again nearly ended in catastrophe.

    Too many airline "pilots" are not pilots at all in the conventional sense. They have allowed their flying skills to atropy because the airplane essentially flies itself. Taxi the crowd killer to the runway, line it up, push the throttles forward, punch "George", then kick back and relax. The plane flies itself to destination, lands itself, the "pilot" retards the throttles, parks the thing, then heads for the airport bar. There's your average airline "pilot" - a person no more worthy of the title "pilot" than someone eating a burger is worthy of being called a rancher.

    So once again dumbass airline "pilots" have nearly killed a plane load of passengers simply because they were too stupid or too arrogant to respect the power of a thunderstorm and they allowed that arrogance to lead to an extremely faulty decision making process.

    It is a lesson which apparently goes unlearned and needs to be re-taught in the blood and lives of passengers again and again. That lesson is rudimentary, but it requires a degree of respect and humility which results in good judgement. That lesson is short and simple - "I don't care what you're flying, how big it may be or how fast it is - if you fail to respect her, MOTHER NATURE WILL KICK YOUR ASS!"
     

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