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Old 04-14-2002, 10:27 PM   #1
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Chinese Plane Crashes in S. Korea

Chinese Plane Crashes in S. Korea

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Chinese passenger airplane crashed in bad weather as it approached South Korea's Kimhae airport near the southern port city of Busan on Monday, a news report said.

The Boeing 767 plane from Beijing to Busan was carrying 115 passengers and 11 crewmen, said the all-news news cable network, YTN.
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Chinese Plane Crashes in S. Korea

Chinese Plane Crashes in S. Korea

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Chinese passenger airplane crashed in bad weather as it approached South Korea's Kimhae airport near the southern port city of Busan on Monday, a news report said.

The Boeing 767 plane from Beijing to Busan was carrying 115 passengers and 11 crewmen, said the all-news news cable network, YTN.
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Old 04-15-2002, 12:59 PM   #3
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Chinese Jet Slams Into Korean Mountain, 39 Survive

Chinese Jet Slams Into Korean Mountain, 39 Survive

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SEOUL (Reuters) - An Air China passenger aircraft plowed into a South Korean mountain in heavy rain and fog on Monday, killing many of the 166 people on board, but at least 39 survived, rescue officials said.

The crash comes just six weeks before the soccer World Cup finals are co-hosted by South Korea and Japan. South Korea expects as many as 60,000 Chinese soccer fans to visit to watch their country's first appearance in the tournament.

The Boeing 767 flying from Beijing, carrying mostly Korean people, crashed and broke into pieces near apartments as it struggled to land in the thick fog at Kimhae airport in Pusan, South Korea's second largest city, soon after 11:00 a.m. (10 p.m. EDT Sunday).
39 survivors -- incredible.

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Chinese Jet Slams Into Korean Mountain, 39 Survive

Chinese Jet Slams Into Korean Mountain, 39 Survive

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SEOUL (Reuters) - An Air China passenger aircraft plowed into a South Korean mountain in heavy rain and fog on Monday, killing many of the 166 people on board, but at least 39 survived, rescue officials said.

The crash comes just six weeks before the soccer World Cup finals are co-hosted by South Korea and Japan. South Korea expects as many as 60,000 Chinese soccer fans to visit to watch their country's first appearance in the tournament.

The Boeing 767 flying from Beijing, carrying mostly Korean people, crashed and broke into pieces near apartments as it struggled to land in the thick fog at Kimhae airport in Pusan, South Korea's second largest city, soon after 11:00 a.m. (10 p.m. EDT Sunday).
39 survivors -- incredible.

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Pilot among survivors

Death Toll 119 in Air China Crash, Pilot Alive

One of the plane's pilots is reported among the survivors.

People's Daily Story, Reporting 11 Chinese Survivors

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Death Toll 119 in Air China Crash, Pilot Alive

One of the plane's pilots is reported among the survivors.

People's Daily Story, Reporting 11 Chinese Survivors

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Old 04-17-2002, 03:46 AM   #7
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Interesting things

I find some of the info in the Death Toll 119 in Air China Crash, Pilot Alive article interesting, such as:

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Most of the survivors were in the front section of the 17-year-old Boeing Co 767-200-ER, local media said.
See, it pays to sit up front

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Almost all will arrive by air because Japan is an island and South Korea is on the end of a peninsula with a closed border with North Korea to its north.
Thanks for the geography lesson

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Air China had flown for 47 years without a crash at home or abroad, an official at the flag carrier told Reuters. The airline is the largest air carrier in China in terms of traffic volume and company assets, according to Air China's Web site.
47 years, thatís a nice safety record

Also look how close they were

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Interesting things

I find some of the info in the Death Toll 119 in Air China Crash, Pilot Alive article interesting, such as:

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Most of the survivors were in the front section of the 17-year-old Boeing Co 767-200-ER, local media said.
See, it pays to sit up front

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Almost all will arrive by air because Japan is an island and South Korea is on the end of a peninsula with a closed border with North Korea to its north.
Thanks for the geography lesson

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Air China had flown for 47 years without a crash at home or abroad, an official at the flag carrier told Reuters. The airline is the largest air carrier in China in terms of traffic volume and company assets, according to Air China's Web site.
47 years, thatís a nice safety record

Also look how close they were

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Wow, that's incredibly close. It's hard to believe that they weren't previously aware of the obstruction and prepared for it.
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Wow, that's incredibly close. It's hard to believe that they weren't previously aware of the obstruction and prepared for it.
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