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Spanair accident at Madrid

Old 20th Aug 2008, 15:42
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I agree with previous posts. The Media are a disgrace at the moment with what they are reporting. Mindless garbage is a phrase that comes to mind. One report actually mentioned the fact the a/c didn't have the chance even to 'dump fuel' over the Atlantic. That's just sensationalist as this a/c cannot dump fuel.

In answer to a previous question.... yes we discuss all previous accident reports and try to learn from them.

My thoughts are with the families of those on board. This is so sad.
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Old 20th Aug 2008, 15:45
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46 dead according to CNN+ Spain.
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Old 20th Aug 2008, 15:45
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45 confirmed dead by the Government
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Old 20th Aug 2008, 15:46
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Facts.

Tragic in whatever circumstances.

However, why do ill informed people on here keep regurtitating so called "facts" that they have lifted from even less well informed media sources?

Unless you have concrete and accurate information, why post anything?

Rant over.

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Old 20th Aug 2008, 15:47
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150 Dead????

BBC reports 150 people dead! Is that true?
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Old 20th Aug 2008, 15:53
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co22



''it just my imagination but do the MD-8x range seem to be involved in more accidents than other types of aircraft?''

yes it is your imagination I think, the Dc/Md 9/80 series has an respectable safety record,easily comparable with anything similar.

You may be mistaking the fact that it is still a very widely used a/c.
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Old 20th Aug 2008, 15:53
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A Red Cross representative is reporting 45 dead, but this will probably not be the final number of casualties.
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Old 20th Aug 2008, 15:54
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"flight international reporting iminent spanair industrial action due to imminent job losses.wonder if this was a contributing factor to the pilots and staff state of mind."

What are you trying to say?
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Old 20th Aug 2008, 15:55
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Statement from Spanair

Spanair regrets to confirm that its flight number JK 5022, from Madrid to Las Palmas de Gran Canarias was involved in an incident at Madrid, at 14.45 hrs local time today.
JK is a code share* flight with Lufthansa LH 2554
Spanair is doing everything possible to assist the Spanish authorities at this difficult time, and has established a local help-line number for relatives or friends of those who may have been on board.
The number is. +34 800 400 200
Spanair will provide further information as soon as it becomes available.
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Old 20th Aug 2008, 15:57
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Spanish Govt saying 45 dead with 19 serious injuries - at this stage. The other extreme is only 25 survivours which would leave about 150 fatalities. Terrible news.
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Old 20th Aug 2008, 15:58
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Spanair Crash - latest figures

Spanish TV currently saying 45 dead.
Catalan TV saying 20 dead.

One is too many. God rest their souls.
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Old 20th Aug 2008, 15:59
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reuters says that only 25 ppl alive.
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Old 20th Aug 2008, 16:03
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Danish press reports (Berlingske Tidende) saying that only 25 out of 175 survived the crash. Headlines say 148 dead.
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Old 20th Aug 2008, 16:05
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Hi all,

Sad day at LEMD. First departures now , RWY 36R is now open for departures. RWY36L closed ufn. The crash site is in between both runways. Emergency equipment and helicopters are still working the area, evacuating wounded and extinguising fire on the ground.

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Old 20th Aug 2008, 16:05
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It isn't new. Someone else can provide exact details but as the MD87 and 88 are in service I think it's safe to conclude that the 82 is "fairly" old.
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Old 20th Aug 2008, 16:06
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This is the only 100% reliable information so far since its comes direct from a Press Release. I have the same release from SAS and from Spanair themselves. When the next official release arrives on my desk I'll post it.
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Old 20th Aug 2008, 16:06
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for this being a Lufthansa code share flight, Lufthanse really takes a VERY long time to respond.

Checking the Lufthansa flight number on their website (LH 2554) reports that the flight has been canceld.
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Old 20th Aug 2008, 16:07
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SAS Group statement

EuroInvestor.co.uk - SAS: Regarding Spanair flight JK 5022

SAS: Regarding Spanair flight JK 502220/08/2008 - 14:59
Regarding Spanair flight JK 5022

SAS Group regrets to confirm that one of its Spanair aircraft, anMD-80, with flight number JK 5022 from Madrid to Las Palmas was involved in an accident at Madrid Barajas Airport.

No further details of the accident are available at the moment. SAS is doing everything possible to help passengers and next-of-kin and to assist Spanish authorities at this difficult time.

A special phone number for next-of-kin will be released as soon as possible. SAS will provide further information as soon as it becomes available, see www.flysas.com

The media information center can be contacted at the following number: +46 8 797 29 44

SAS Group Corporate Communications
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Old 20th Aug 2008, 16:07
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If it is EC-HFP:

C/N 2072MSN 53148MD-82EC-HFPexKorean AirHL7548Korean Air
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Old 20th Aug 2008, 16:08
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Angry geoffreper

Latest reports sugests that 45 are now dead through engine fire
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