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Spanair accident at Madrid

Old 20th Aug 2008, 13:04
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Spanair accident at Madrid

El Mundo, quoted by Reuters, are reporting a plane off the runway in Madrid. Thay saying that deaths are feared. No other details yet.

It seems the plane may have crashed on take off. Accident was near Terminal 4 apparently.
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Old 20th Aug 2008, 13:15
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Yes CNN repoter "on the scene" reporting some falalities..and reporting it as a Spainair flight.
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BBC News reporting it as a Spanair aircraft en-route to Las Palmas, 160 on board.
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Old 20th Aug 2008, 13:19
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Spanair. Fire is now being reported.
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Aircraft lifted off, one wingtip hit the ground, 2 deaths reported and many wounded, many smoke seen on spanish TV, looks bad.
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Spanish National TV TVE : Reporting 175 onboard , destination Las Palmas, deaths feared but not yet confirmed, Barajas closed for departures.
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5 minutes ago BBC interpreting Spanish news report which they thought to be El Mundo said it was a left engine fire and it was flight 5022.

At 1534 local Aena website says of Spanair JKK5022: 20/08/0813:002C49The flight took off at 14:14

Last edited by slip and turn; 20th Aug 2008 at 13:37. Reason: additional data JKK5022
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BBC reporting it as JK5022, would make it an MD80 according to Spanair timetable.
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Excellent new coverage being provided by all news agencies
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MD82 according to flight stats.
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Flight: (JK) Spanair 5022 Date: Aug 20, 2008 Status: En Route Estimated Touch Down at 2:55 PM On-Time: 2,3 of 5 What this? Duration: 2h 55m Equipment: Boeing (Douglas) MD-82 Equipment: Boeing (Douglas) MD-82 (Actual)


MD-82 Is the plane used on this route
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MD-82, 160 pax on board. 2 dead confirmed, many wounded
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El mundo website reporting at least 7 deaths. Speculation about a left engine fire on take off.

RIP
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According to TVE:

MD90 with 175 pax,
20 injured
7 killed
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Spanair website, aena.es and flight stats all seem to be pointing towards an MD82.

SKy probably just googled 'Spanair', and grabbed the first plane type mentioned.
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According to El País, at least 7 deaths and 20 injured.
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Now reporting fuselage broke in two.
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The airplane, MD82 EC-HFP



7 dieds and more 53 hurts

The Madrid Barajas Airport now is closed and are in emergency state.
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Video clip from BBC news website

BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Plane skids off runway in Madrid
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Latest news report on elmundo.es (below) is at least 50 dead and the number is rising. one of the left engines caught fire, hence the plane couldn't take off and went off the runway. Aircraft has split in two. At least 20 people have got out so far.

MADRID.- El número de víctimas sigue subiendo. Al menos 50 personas han fallecido en el accidente que ha sufrido un avión de la compañía Spanair al despegar en la T-4 del aeropuerto de Barajas (Madrid). Viajaba con 160 pasajeros a bordo y cubría la ruta Madrid-Gran Canaria. La nave está ardiendo y ha producido una enorme columna de humo, por lo que se sospecha que podría haber más víctimas en su interior.

El avión, el vuelo AJK 5022, viajaba con 160 pasajeros a bordo y cubría la ruta Madrid-Gran Canaria.

Según las primeras hipótesis, se habría incendiado uno de los motores izquierdos de la nave, lo que le impidió despegar y provocó que se saliese de pista y se incendiase.

Fuentes del Samur informan de que hay 20 heridos.

Los servicios de la Comunidad de Madrid y 11 camiones de bomberos trabajan en estos momentos en la zona. Al menos 20 personas han conseguido salir ya de la nave, que se ha partido en dos.

Fuentes de Spanair han confirmado a elmundo.es que la dirección de la aerolínea ya está reunida, se ha activado un protocolo de emergencia y están tratando de esclarecer las identidades de los pasajeros.

El alcalde de Madrid, Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón, ha salido hacia el aeropuerto nada más conocer el suceso para seguir en persona todos los detalles de lo ocurrido.
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