Monday, December 22, 2008
737 Down In Denver
A magnificent job by the Denver Fire Department ARFF crews prevented what could have been a major loss of life after a Continental Airlines 737-500 crashed during take off on Sunday. The 737 departed the runway approximately 2000 feet into its takeoff roll sheared one of it landing gear and an engine and came to rest on fire near a drainage ditch. Quick response by the cabin crew in evacuating the passenger and rapid arrival by the DFD ARFF crew prevented what could have been a major tragedy. The NTSB is on site gather evidence to try and find out what happened to this aircraft to make it depart the runway.