Yemeni jetliner has crashed in the Indian Ocean

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  1. vikingBerserker

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    A Yemeni jetliner with 150 people aboard has crashed in the Indian Ocean off the island nation of Comoros, aviation officials in Yemen said Tuesday. The Airbus A310, from the national airline Yemenia, was en route to Comoros when it crashed about an hour before it was due to land, an airline official said. There was no word on the fate of those on board. Most of the passengers were Comoran, an official at Sanaa's airport told CNN


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    Man, not another airliner down...

    This has not been a good year so far :(
     
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    and it's another Airbus... :shock:


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    Wonder if they'll get grounded?
     
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    Why should they? Each accident must be studied. How old was the aircraft? How well was it maintained? How experienced were the crew? What were the meteorological conditions at the time? Were any other aircraft in the proximity? Could a bomb have been planted? There are so many questions to answer before blame can be levelled at the aircraft, airline, aircrew or other agency.
     
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    And on the other side of the equation (and probably outweighing all of them put together) - the need to be seen to be addressing public concern, uninformed or otherwise.

    The FAA and US civil aviation pilots have crossed swords over Airbus long before either accident happened.
     
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    The another Airbus.....humm interesting.Miay it be the kind of a cut-throat competition ?
     
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    Heard on the news that they plucked a single survivor from the waters... and infant child?!?!?

    Ever see the movie Unbreakable?
     
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    Yeah they have rescued 1 child (wonder how they managed to survive - blind luck no doubt).

    Yes it is another Airbus but there is no need to ground them. The aircraft in question has been banned from French (European?) airspace due to 'technical irregularities'. Being Yemeni owed it won't surprise me if there is a maintenance issue that hasn't been address and contributed to the crash happening in addition to other causes (weather/pilot error etc).

    BBC NEWS | Africa | France 'banned Yemen crash plane'
     
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    Do we say that every time a Boeing has gone down? I am sure more Boeing's have gone down than Airbus's...

    Lets figure out why it crashed first.

    On another note. My condolences to all the passengers and family members. Another tragic accident.
     
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    Damn tragic, and amazing a child survived. I wouldn't question the Airburs until the investigation is concluded.
     
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    There's been some slight confusion regarding my post.
    I just meant that Airbus is having a terrible run of bad luck, not that they make poor planes.

    Statistically speaking the more Airbus's that are put into the air the likelihood of one crashing goes up.
    Same with Boeing who have dominated the market for years.

    Good news about the child who survived the crash if true.
    The reports I am seeing are saying that it is unconfirmed. :(

    I can't add to that statement and I agree completely.


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    I think you make a bigger point than you realise
    People don't tend to start juggling safety record statistics when a plane goes down, they tend instead to postulate that 2 + 2 = 5; we have two air accidents where

    i. both are Airbus
    ii. both crashed in the ocean
    iii. within a short space of time of one another
    iv. both for reasons as yet not ascertained

    unfortunately, that is the sort of pattern that an uninformed public (uninformed does not imply unintelligent) formulates and carriers know it. They know that they need a definitive statement disassociating one accident from the other and they need it quickly. Airbus definitely need it quickly.
     
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    I think both our posts have been taken out of context.

    :occasion5:
     
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    Thats 8), it happens.

    :occasion5:

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    I'm glad to see that this story is taking a backseat to Michael Jackson's will on CNN. :rolleyes:

    Tragic, but that one child...what a remarkable start to a life. I hope there is family that can care for him or her...my condolences to all.
     
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    If it was banned from European air space why did I think it departed from France, also it was not a 5yr old turns out it was a 14 year old female, wonder what she will experience physically,mentally the rest of her life.
     
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