- August 20, 2008 at 7:04 pm #54258
- August 20, 2008 at 9:27 pm #85803Claire wrote:
Claire thanks for posting this, it is a very sad day for Spain.
I was following events on the ABC Newspaper webpage, they had a section for comments I have never read anything like it ,people were writing in blaming Zapatero, Rajoy, Aznar not a word for the victims or their families. I believe this is the worst accident ever at Madrid Barajas airport. I was so incensed I wrote a commentary saying what sort of people are they that write commentaries without a word for the victims and going on about the failings of the Zapatero goverment, the formar government of Aznar and calling the leader of the official opposition all the names from a pig to a dog. I felt better after writing it.
Every cloud has a silver lining however. A couple from the Canaries were booked on the flight, they arrived two minutes late and as the gate was closed they were not allowed to board the plane. They must be on an emotional roller coaster, if they had arrived on time at the airport they would probably be dead now.
- August 20, 2008 at 9:50 pm #85806
Spanair has always had a bad reputation. Once flew to Madrid with them, never again!
- August 21, 2008 at 8:26 am #85809
At a time of extreme tragedy. I do not wish to sound insensitive. However I have read that a judge in Madrid has taken charge of the investigation !!!!
- August 21, 2008 at 8:43 am #85811
This accident is a tragedy. 😥 It makes my blood run cold and brings to the surface my fear of flying that I had thought I had overcome. If I was on a plane that had to turn back because of a fault , no matter how small, I would get off of it and not get on again. My husband, who is a very seasoned world traveller said he would do the same.
We are going to Majorca next week with my daughter and 21 month old granddaughter. We are (I was!) looking forward to our holiday together, as I am sure all those families were when they boarded their flight.
My deep sympathies go to all of the distraught relatives left behind to mourn their loss.
- August 24, 2008 at 11:19 am #85841
one newspaper report claimed that a number of passengers wanted to disembark the plane after it’s aborted first take off attempt. However they were refused permission and the pilot switched off the faulty sensor that gave the original ‘error’ signal.
A few passengers had texted their family with news of the chaos, before the jet taxied round for it’s ill fated second attempt.
The truth will come out in the enquiry, I just hope there will be learnings from this. These are very old planes that have already been sold off by other carriers and you would have hoped that no-one would be taking ANY chances on these particular planes.
- August 25, 2008 at 7:52 am #85847
Spanair says it will never make public the recordings from the Black Box.
- August 25, 2008 at 8:57 am #85849
Another Spanair made an emergency landing at Malaga yesterday evening. I read that the fated plane was previously owned by Korean airlines 🙄
- August 25, 2008 at 9:22 am #85851
Good grief 😯 Who would board a Spanair flight now?
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