Ethiopian Airlines 737 crashes into the Mediterranean

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Ethiopian Airlines 737 crashes into the Mediterranean

Post by RatherBFlyin » 25 Jan 2010, 05:58

An Ethiopian Airlines 737 crashed into the Mediterranean a few hours ago, shortly after takeoff from Beirut. Not very much known yet, but hopefully that will change in the next few hours.

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Post by flyingking12093 » 25 Jan 2010, 06:04

I couldn't open the link. How many deaths if any?
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Post by seahawks7757 » 25 Jan 2010, 06:05

From what I have read looks like around 85
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Post by flyingking12093 » 25 Jan 2010, 06:06

seahawks7757 wrote:From what I have read looks like around 85
Out of how many on the flight?
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Post by seahawks7757 » 25 Jan 2010, 06:38

85 pax 85 dead
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Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737 crashes into the Mediterranean

Post by RatherBFlyin » 25 Jan 2010, 07:14

Initial reports indicate 90 on board, including crew.

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Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737 crashes into the Mediterranean

Post by seahawks7757 » 25 Jan 2010, 08:44

Lebanese army reports 7 survivors found:
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middl ... 91787.html

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Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737 crashes into the Mediterranean

Post by RatherBFlyin » 25 Jan 2010, 14:56

As of a little over an hour ago, 24 bodies have been found. Still no confirmation of survivors.

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSLDE60O00J20100125

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Post by sanins192 » 25 Jan 2010, 17:09

Wow, this is really bad news. Hearing eye witness accounts of a 'big fireball' falling into the sea, it would be very hard to hope to find survivors.
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Keep'em in your prayers
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Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737 crashes into the Mediterranean

Post by sanins192 » 26 Jan 2010, 22:52

It appears that the plane was flying in the wrong direction when it lost radar contact. It is not clear whether it was a pliot error or a problem with the plane. The captain had 20 years experience.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle ... 480569.stm
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