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149 dead in plane crash at Madrid airport

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Spanishwoman,

Fear not - those who signed the plane off will be in deep trouble if that is the case...

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MD-82 is Macdonald Douglas made, which now not operating as company.

MD-82 planes are too old models, they need to watched very carefully and gradually be replaced by latest model boeing/airbus planes.

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Humans just weren't meant to fly. Not going to stop us, of course, and so there will likely always be accidents, but to read about things like this always makes you wonder and feel slightly less safe

but it is still far, far safer than driving. the problem here is that you only hear about the rare disaster which brings it to the forefront of your memory, not the other millions of people who fly and land without issue.

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Looks like the plane had problems already the day before and two days before: it was diverted to Mallorca for technical problems. This could have been avoided. I just hope someone will assume responsibility and pay for this tragedy.

Quote: http://www.elmundo.es/elmundo/2008/08/20/espana/1219259725.html

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Humans just weren't meant to fly. Not going to stop us, of course, and so there will likely always be accidents, but to read about things like this always makes you wonder and feel slightly less safe, and of course, horrified for the victims and families.

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Spanish news is reporting 153 dead.

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