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    Looks bad.

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    I yust heard that there were no fatalities,thats amazing looking at the plane burn on tv.

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    Yes. Great news, I just heard the same. Man the jet is a mess.

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    WTF were they landing in that storm for?

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    That was my first thought. 60 to 80 mph winds,driving rain,
    lightning,you would think theyed gone to anoyher airport.

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    It's always about the bottom line.
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    Originally posted by James 3528
    WTF were they landing in that storm for?
    They are French....... need I say more !!

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    I witness said the jet was hit by lightning

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    There are two eyewitnesses that say they saw the plane go dead after being hit by lightning. One of them is a commercial pilot who is being considered an expert eyewitness.

    There is no way to plan for something like this. You just can't mess with nature and win.
    Government is a disease...
    ...masquerading as its own cure…
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    A guy on the 4 lane next to the airport said it was raining so hard he could not see the other cars on the road.

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    I live just across the border of Canada, some 40 miles from Toronto as the crow flies.

    Driving home from work today I saw the storm clouds up north and they were dark, very dark!!.
    We have been getting some pretty nasty storms lately, which is very unusual.

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    planes land in that weather all the time, he had the misfortune of being hit by lightning


    James 3528
    A guy on the 4 lane next to the airport said it was raining so hard he could not see the other cars on the road.

    we get the bursts that do that, most people would see fine if they slowed down a bit.

    That 4 lane is actually 16, 8 each way, part of the busiest stretch of highway in North America and everyone is in a hurry

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    I'm told that the pilots don't really even do the landings, they are all done by computer and their radar. I've landed in bad weather too, I love it,.. watching the wings flex and the turbulence. I always imagin that gremlin on the wing like from the twilight zoan. I bet those Canadians were like "wholy Sh!$ EH!" Could'v smelled like burnt back bacon. I'm glad they all survived, now the odds of anyone els from now on surviving are shot.

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