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CO 737 off runway in DEN

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Boeing 737 Goes Off Runway At DIA




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A Boeing 737 went off the end of a runway at Denver International Airport Saturday evening and smoke was coming from the aircraft, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

The flight was Continental Airlines flight 1404 and apparently left from Houston and was arriving in Denver.

It wasn't immediately known why the plane went off the runway.

The incident happened at about 6:20 p.m.
 

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Hope all are OK. Someone else went off the end in JFK too. One of those days... be safe!
 

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I heard about it from a friend who's mom works in a hospital. She said 14 injuries...not sure how serious
 

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Wow, doesn't DEN have the longest civilian runways in the country too (16000 ft)? That's quite a long way to roll without stopping.
 

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Without pulling out the 10-9 I'm pretty sure all are at least 12,000ft
 

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rumor has it that the captain will turn 61 in january. I'll bet that the age 60 thing will be under scrutiny again. got the the new regs
 

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Wow, doesn't DEN have the longest civilian runways in the country too (16000 ft)? That's quite a long way to roll without stopping.

Only 16R/34L is 16000 long. All the rest are 12000. Snowed a little last night (early Sat AM) less than an inch.

http://www.9news.com/news/article.aspx?storyid=106325&catid=339
Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Laura Brown says the aircraft went off the end of the runway as it was taking off Saturday night. She had no other details.

The aircraft was a Boeing 737 with 107 passengers and 5 crew members aboard.

King says there were no serious injuries.

However, according to officials at DIA, there was one injury, but crews don't know the extent of that injury.

Numerous emergency vehicles were dispatched to the airport, including several ambulances.

Officials at DIA say the accident occurred on runway 34 Right, around 6:18 p.m.

Crew members on the plane had to activate the evacuation chutes, according to DIA officials, in order to get everyone off the aircraft safely.

Officials at DIA say the plane did catch fire, but emergency crews were able to extinguish the blaze.
 
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I think he meant that he is glad everyone got out of what would have been an obviously sh*tty visit to Texas.
 

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Mach 80 gain control of yourself; breathe in....breathe out, keep doing that over and over.

That's right!
 

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Wow, doesn't DEN have the longest civilian runways in the country too (16000 ft)? That's quite a long way to roll without stopping.
They are saying it was during takeoff and the airplane departed rwy 34R at WC which is only about 2000' or so down the rwy.
 

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I flew through DEN about an hour before this. Runways were totally clear, winds were strong and gusty, LLWS advisory on ATIS.
 

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Wonder if the full length of the runway was clear. I landed JFK 4R on Saturday morning and as I was crossing 4L to the ramp, we both were amazed looking down towards the beginning of the runway, it had been cleared only to about just beyond where everyone was rotating.

It was snow-covered where we crossed down-field. We both remarked how that would be a $hitty surface to perform a reject on! Must be Bloomberg/Patterson's way of saving $$$.
 

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I took off about 20 minutes prior.. runways were clear all the way. From where all the lights were when we came back in it looked like it departed the side of the runway and came to rest between 3000 and 5000 feet down between the 34's. Definitely was some funky winds and windshear in the area.

cale
 

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C'mon guys, Mach 80 is an idiot, and he's proven that time and time again.
 

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Yahoo news:
DENVER – Firefighters said it was like something out of a movie — passengers emerging from a smoke-filled ravine where the remains of a Boeing 737 lay in flames, its landing gear and left engine shorn off.
Denver Fire Department Division Chief Patrick Hynes called it "surreal." The fire burned the entire right side of the plane, and melted plastic from overhead compartments dripped onto the seats below.
Thirty-eight people suffered injuries including broken bones, and two were in critical condition with fractures after the Saturday evening accident, officials said.

Yes, glad everyone made it out alive.
I'm still wondering why there was such an attack on the first guy that said the same thing. There are not too many cases where all occupants survive aircraft incidents / accidents where flames are involved
 
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