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Plane Crash at Denver International
Incidentpage.net ^ | 12/20/2008 | IPN

Posted on 12/20/2008 6:18:33 PM PST by Right_Handed_Writer

COL| Denver| Aircraft Down| DIA-800| Denver International Airport|737 landed with the wing on fire, initial reports of 15 pts, MCI response enroute. M/A:Arapahoe County M/A:Adams County| COL015| 19:06

Not seeing it anywhere else yet. Hear it live here:

Denver PD and Fire


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: boeing; con; dia; planecrash
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Breaking now. No news coverage I can find yet.
1 posted on 12/20/2008 6:18:33 PM PST by Right_Handed_Writer
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To: Right_Handed_Writer

Prayers!


2 posted on 12/20/2008 6:19:28 PM PST by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG 49) "Freedom's Fortress")
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To: Right_Handed_Writer

It ran off the runway according to our local news in Seattle. There’s some smoke, but no fire... so sounds like no injured people.


3 posted on 12/20/2008 6:21:25 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Right_Handed_Writer

Big plane? Little plane?


4 posted on 12/20/2008 6:21:25 PM PST by Palladin (When will Bill Ayers start bombing buildings again?)
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To: Palladin

Looking over the site posted, big plane - holds 189 if full.


5 posted on 12/20/2008 6:22:09 PM PST by Phoenix11
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To: Palladin
Big plane? Little plane?

A 737... Contintental Airline from Houston.

6 posted on 12/20/2008 6:22:12 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Palladin

737

News channels playing junk. Can’t find any updates.


7 posted on 12/20/2008 6:23:06 PM PST by monkeyshine
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To: Cementjungle

I passed by all the news channels, even had the stomach to change to CNN for one second, saw nothing about this


8 posted on 12/20/2008 6:23:09 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Right_Handed_Writer
No news from the TV at 2124 hrs. Prayers for the passengers.

5.56mm

9 posted on 12/20/2008 6:24:29 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: Right_Handed_Writer

This is all it says on cbs4denver:

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.


10 posted on 12/20/2008 6:24:42 PM PST by Phoenix11
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To: Right_Handed_Writer

Boeing 737 Goes Off Runway At DIA

http://cbs4denver.com/local/crash.denver.plane.2.892170.html

DENVER (CBS4) - 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.


11 posted on 12/20/2008 6:25:25 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed)
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To: Right_Handed_Writer
Boeing 737 Goes Off Runway At DIA

DENVER (CBS4)

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.

12 posted on 12/20/2008 6:25:36 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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To: Right_Handed_Writer
"Plane crashes at Denver International Airport

Posted: Dec 20, 2008 08:07 PM

Updated: Dec 20, 2008 08:18 PM

Plane crashes at Denver International Airport

8:15pm: KCNC is reporting that the plane went off the end of the runway at the Denver International Airport.

8:07pm: KCNC is reporting the aircraft is a Boeing 737 thought to be Continental flight 1404.

According to Continental's website, the flight was scheduled to depart at 6:00pm MT and arrive in to Houston International (IAH) at 9:18pm CT.

8:05pm: According to KCNC-TV (CBS station) in Denver, Colorado a plane has crashed at the Denver International Airport and is on fire.

Stay tuned to KFVS12.com and KFVS-TV for more on this story."

KFVS Channel 12

13 posted on 12/20/2008 6:25:49 PM PST by Right_Handed_Writer (Socialism is the rest stop on the way from Capitalism to Communism)
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Fox station has 14 injured.

http://www.myfoxcolorado.com/myfox/


14 posted on 12/20/2008 6:26:11 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed)
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To: NormsRevenge

Continental Airlines Flight Number 1404 (CO1404)
FLIGHT TRACKER

Note: Please contact the airline for the status of this flight.
Departure
Airport: Denver, CO (DEN)
Scheduled Time: 6:00 PM, Dec 20
Actual Time: Not Available

Arrival
Status: Call Airline
Airport:

Houston, TX (Intercontinental) (IAH)

Scheduled Time: 9:18 PM, Dec 20
Actual Time: Not Available

Flight Details
Aircraft: Boeing 737-500
Ground Speed: -
Altitude: -

http://www.flightview.com/TravelTools/FlightTrackerQueryResults.asp


15 posted on 12/20/2008 6:26:32 PM PST by maggief
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To: Right_Handed_Writer; All

http://www.myfoxcolorado.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=8116334&version=8&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=3.2.1

“Injuries Reported after DIA Plane Catches Fire”
Last Edited: Saturday, 20 Dec 2008, 7:15 PM MST
Created: Saturday, 20 Dec 2008, 6:51 PM MST

FOX News Alert undated graphic

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “DENVER - At least 14 people were injured when a plane went off a runway at Denver International Airport at 6:30 this evening. No fatalities have been reported.

The 737 was reported to have caught on fire and has been evacuated.”


16 posted on 12/20/2008 6:26:34 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Right_Handed_Writer
12/20
7:07 pm DIA U/D: First amb is emergent to DHMC with 4pts. (001)
12/20 7:06 pm DIA U/D: 15 pts have been retriaged to only be Greens and Yellows but concerned with poss airway burns now. Plane holds 189 if full. (001)
12/20 6:52 pm DIA U/D: Cmd reporting 14pts so far, 2 of those red's, but triage continues on the plane and requesting two birds on standby. Add Northglenn, Action Care, Pridemark and Rural Metro also. (001)
12/20 6:48 pm DIA U/D: Opening EOC and hold order in effect for DFD and status red for EMS, moving some M/A amb ops to Green 1. (001)
12/20 6:45 pm DIA U/D: EMS-35 taking command requesting all 5 ambs step it up to code 10, and bed count thru EMS systems, one wing was on fire upon landing, initial reports of 10-15pts. (001)
12/20 6:35 pm Denver: A 737 hard landing at DIA initial reports of some flames and smoke showing, pass being evacuated and a *2nd alarm* headed to assist the ARFF units from Montbello. O/F Den-800, DIA-800, Online (001)
12/20 6:31 pm Littleton: Behind 5225 South Prince car partially in the lake, LPD has rescued the elderly driver. O/F DTRS, Online /199/ 001
12/20 5:55 pm Jeffco: EB C-470 at Morrison Rd T/A with extrication needed. O/F DTRS, WM-800, Online /073/ 001
12/20 5:49 pm JeffCo: EB C470 at Morrison Rd T/A with JCSO req extrication response. O/F DTRS, WM800 & Online (199)
12/20 5:21 pm Brighton: I-76 at WCR-2 T/A R/O with ejection and C/G requested. O/F DTRS, Online /499/(001)

17 posted on 12/20/2008 6:27:18 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Right_Handed_Writer
12/20 7:07 pm DIA U/D: First amb is emergent to DHMC with 4pts. (001)

12/20 7:06 pm DIA U/D: 15 pts have been retriaged to only be Greens and Yellows but concerned with poss airway burns now. Plane holds 189 if full. (001)

12/20 6:52 pm DIA U/D: Cmd reporting 14pts so far, 2 of those red's, but triage continues on the plane and requesting two birds on standby. Add Northglenn, Action Care, Pridemark and Rural Metro also. (001)

12/20 6:48 pm DIA U/D: Opening EOC and hold order in effect for DFD and status red for EMS, moving some M/A amb ops to Green 1. (001)

12/20 6:45 pm DIA U/D: EMS-35 taking command requesting all 5 ambs step it up to code 10, and bed count thru EMS systems, one wing was on fire upon landing, initial reports of 10-15pts. (001)

12/20 6:35 pm Denver: A 737 hard landing at DIA initial reports of some flames and smoke showing, pass being evacuated and a *2nd alarm* headed to assist the ARFF units from Montbello. O/F Den-800, DIA-800, Online (001)

18 posted on 12/20/2008 6:27:49 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (President Bush has let me down! Palin in 2012!)
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Continental flight reportedly involved in accident
posted by: Dan Boniface

http://www.9news.com/news/article.aspx?storyid=106325&catid=339

DENVER - Officials at Denver International Airport are reporting an accident involving a Continental flight Saturday evening.

According to Julie King, a spokeswoman with Continental Airlines, flight 1404 from Denver to Houston was trying to take off but instead it “exited the runway.”

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

King says there were no serious injuries.

Numerous emergency vehicles were dispatched to the airport.

No other information was immediately released.

9NEWS has a crew at the scene and will provide updates to this story as more information becomes available.


19 posted on 12/20/2008 6:28:10 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed)
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To: NormsRevenge

Are these two separate incidents: one plane taking off and one landing?

These reports are very confusing.


21 posted on 12/20/2008 6:30:56 PM PST by Palladin (When will Bill Ayers start bombing buildings again?)
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To: SpaceBar

sorry about the cross post...


22 posted on 12/20/2008 6:32:51 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Cindy

Thank goodness that so few were injured! I hope they’ll be with their loved ones for Christmas!


23 posted on 12/20/2008 6:33:01 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: Right_Handed_Writer

Prayers for all on board.


24 posted on 12/20/2008 6:33:40 PM PST by appleharvey
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To: Palladin

Not sure..

We’re in the dust settling phase still..


25 posted on 12/20/2008 6:33:55 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed)
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To: SuziQ

I hope so, too.


26 posted on 12/20/2008 6:34:14 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Right_Handed_Writer

So far, via scanner reports:

14 transported, 14 more that will be transported to local hospitals. Plane is now fully evacuated.


27 posted on 12/20/2008 6:35:57 PM PST by Right_Handed_Writer (Socialism is the rest stop on the way from Capitalism to Communism)
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To: Right_Handed_Writer

They got them out pretty fast.

That’s a good sign.


28 posted on 12/20/2008 6:37:55 PM PST by Palladin (When will Bill Ayers start bombing buildings again?)
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To: Right_Handed_Writer

12/20 7:34 pm DIA U/D: Additional pts are appearing on 2nd triage, Medic-81 now req 3 more ambs at least code 10. (001)
12/20 7:29 pm DIA U/D: Releasing the 2nd alarm DFD units, some more pts being transported to Univ, TMCA and DHMC but incident sounds U/C, plane was arriving from Houston when it rang of the runway. (001)


29 posted on 12/20/2008 6:38:08 PM PST by maggief
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To: Right_Handed_Writer

No reports here yet on local Houston news...


30 posted on 12/20/2008 6:39:13 PM PST by Houston_Texans (Pain heals, chicks dig scars, glory lasts forever)
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To: All

Also blogging the incident here:

http://www.radioreference.com/forums/showthread.php?t=128372


31 posted on 12/20/2008 6:39:31 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Right_Handed_Writer

Thanks for updates.


32 posted on 12/20/2008 6:39:33 PM PST by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: Red Steel

re your post 17

excellent reportage

what’s the source?


33 posted on 12/20/2008 6:43:01 PM PST by Phsstpok (When you don't know where you are, but you don't care, you're not lost, you're exploring!)
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To: maggief

8:34pm: Denver International Airport officials are reporting an accident on the airfield involving a Continental Airlines flight.

There were no immediate reports of serious injuries.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Laura Brown says Continental Flight 1404 from Denver to Houston went off the end of the runway as it was taking off Saturday night. She had no other details.

http://www.kfvs12.com/Global/story.asp?S=9560266&nav=8H3xW6Nl


34 posted on 12/20/2008 6:43:52 PM PST by maggief
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To: Right_Handed_Writer

Thanks for your updates and details!! There was nothing definitive on the news. I have a brother who was on a scheduled flight to Denver. I didn’t know what time he was arriving...Very scary. Praise God he’s safe...My prayers for the injured and their families.


35 posted on 12/20/2008 6:44:48 PM PST by lainde
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To: Phsstpok

http://denver.co.scanamerica.us/index.php


36 posted on 12/20/2008 6:45:27 PM PST by maggief
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To: Right_Handed_Writer

excellent work ... proving once again that FreeRepublic is the place to be to learn about it quickly. A news-gathering operation second to none!


37 posted on 12/20/2008 6:46:49 PM PST by NonValueAdded (once you get to really know people, there are always better reasons than [race] for despising them.)
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To: maggief

12/20 7:44 pm DIA U/D: Plane was departing for Houston, 112 POB currently 36pts will be transported, DHMC is medical command assigning ambs to transport to numerous hosps. (001)


38 posted on 12/20/2008 6:47:00 PM PST by maggief
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To: Right_Handed_Writer

737 with 107 passengers.............left the runway

emergency exit chutes used

plane did catch fire

no serious injuries

check on 9 news denver


39 posted on 12/20/2008 6:47:07 PM PST by Carley
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To: Carley

note to self: pay VERY close attention to the flight attendant the next time he or she starts with the seat buckling spiel after we leave the gate.


40 posted on 12/20/2008 6:51:25 PM PST by NonValueAdded (once you get to really know people, there are always better reasons than [race] for despising them.)
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To: Carley

Channel 4 says 36 injured. It sounds like an aborted take-off from the report. Fire is out.


41 posted on 12/20/2008 6:52:21 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (Charter Member, 58 Million Club)
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To: Right_Handed_Writer

DIA has been a scam from day 1. I pray no one is hurt.


42 posted on 12/20/2008 6:52:56 PM PST by LiberConservative (Stop climate change! I want a spring day, 70 degrees and sunny, 24/7 and 365)
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To: Carley

Very long runways at DEN. Incredible that the plane would go off the end of the runway.


43 posted on 12/20/2008 6:53:57 PM PST by aviator (Armored Pest Control)
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To: Right_Handed_Writer

http://www.kfvs12.com/global/story.asp?s=9560266


44 posted on 12/20/2008 6:55:46 PM PST by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: aviator

Not incredible if it was an aborted take-off though, no?


45 posted on 12/20/2008 6:56:48 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (Charter Member, 58 Million Club)
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To: NonValueAdded

I don’t pay too much attention any more; I’ve got the thing practically memorized. BUT, I do buckle up at all times and I always check where exits are and make plans for evacuation.

I do a lot of flying over the ocean and I always check under the seat for my life jacket. I was returning from the South Pacific and was on the last leg of a 50-hour travel. I was very tired. The leg was just a short hop from Minneapolis to Atlanta. I reached under my seat to check for the life preserver. IT WASN’T THERE! Total panic set in. I checked the seats next to me and there weren’t any there. I was just about to call the stewardess and ask for one when I realized, the only water we would travel over was the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers. LOL!

I calmed back down and laughed at myself the rest of the trip.


46 posted on 12/20/2008 6:57:15 PM PST by Jemian (PAM of JT~~ The more I git to know some people, the better I laik ma dawg!)
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To: SaxxonWoods

Not incredible if it was an aborted take-off though, no?


No, the 737-500 is a relatively small plane with a short takeoff roll, even at DIA. I suspect that the plane was at takeoff speed or greater when the decision was made to stop.


47 posted on 12/20/2008 6:59:45 PM PST by aviator (Armored Pest Control)
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To: lilylangtree

Thanks, lily...

From the link:

8:15pm: KCNC is reporting that the plane went off the end of the runway at the Denver International Airport.

8:07pm: KCNC is reporting the aircraft is a Boeing 737 thought to be Continental flight 1404.

According to Continental’s website, the flight was scheduled to depart at 6:00pm MT and arrive in to Houston International (IAH) at 9:18pm CT.
++++++++
Aborted takeoff attempt. Depending on when the pilot started the abort, this was probably very close to being a bad crash.


48 posted on 12/20/2008 7:00:42 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (Charter Member, 58 Million Club)
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To: Jemian

Yep, and we probably can recite the sequence by heart. Gotta guard against complacency, though. Sounds like you are doing a good job of that.


49 posted on 12/20/2008 7:01:24 PM PST by NonValueAdded (once you get to really know people, there are always better reasons than [race] for despising them.)
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To: aviator

“No, the 737-500 is a relatively small plane with a short takeoff roll, even at DIA. I suspect that the plane was at takeoff speed or greater when the decision was made to stop.”

Looks like you are right.


50 posted on 12/20/2008 7:02:18 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (Charter Member, 58 Million Club)
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