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Guyana plane crash survivors recall terror (Loaded 737-800)
| 30 July 2011
Posted on 07/30/2011 1:37:28 PM PDT by buccaneer81
Guyana plane crash survivors recall terror Several injured, no fatalities as plane from New York overshoots runway The Associated Press Posted: Jul 30, 2011 7:44 AM ET Last Updated: Jul 30, 2011 2:35 PM ET
A Caribbean Airlines plane carrying carrying 157 passengers and six crew crashed while landing in Guyana early Saturday and broke in two, causing several injuries but no deaths.
KEYWORDS: 737800; aerospace; guyana; planecrash
Somebody was watching over these people.
'I am upset that no one came to rescue us in the dark, but a taxi driver appeared from nowhere and charged me $20 to take me to the terminal. I had to pay, but in times of emergencies, you don't charge people for a ride.'
Passenger Geeta Ramsingh of Philadelphia
What a whiner. Typical Obama voter - whines cause no one takes care of her.
posted on 07/30/2011 1:43:25 PM PDT
(People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
She’ll be getting plenty from Caribbean Airlines to cover her cab fare.
posted on 07/30/2011 1:47:58 PM PDT
That cabbie probably came over there to loot the bodies...was surprised to see the living.
But charging her $20? That’s the way it is in a banana republic...get used to it sister, it’s coming your way too. Maybe Obama will give you a lift next time.
posted on 07/30/2011 2:01:16 PM PDT
(And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
Been on that very airline and landed at that very airport. Geogetown or G-Town as the locals call it. Most flights originate locally like Port of Spain Trinidad which is a short 30 minute hop.
posted on 07/30/2011 2:10:20 PM PDT
This was their first accident in the 72 years they’ve been in business. Pretty remarkable.
posted on 07/30/2011 2:18:44 PM PDT
Of course they can’t possibly have THAT many flights. It’s not like it is Botswana or some other financial hub ;)
posted on 07/30/2011 3:46:31 PM PDT
(War Powers Res: http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/warpower.asp)
Why didn't she invite a couple of other passengers to help split the fare?
posted on 07/30/2011 4:26:31 PM PDT
by texas booster
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I had no idea you could stuff 157 people on a 737.
Stand in the aisle?
posted on 07/31/2011 5:38:57 AM PDT
The -900 series can carry as many as 215. The -800 (as this one was) can hold 184.
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