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Old 10th Nov 2007, 02:23
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Looks pretty bad, the plane is quite beaten up, possible write off?

http://www.elperiodico.cat/default.a...seccio_PK=1007

Pictures:
http://www.elperiodico.cat/info/gale...&idgaleria=969

Looking at these, both right engines seem to have torn from the wing or at least severely bent. Only one slide deployed, may suggest they only evacuated after a while, so that may explain why nobody was hurt (according to the sources).

Looking at the situation, they seem to have been quite lucky to stop where they did. There is quite a drop a few planelengts further on.

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