Airplane Crash in Denver ; More than 40 Injured
Last night, A Continental Airlines flight leaving Denver, Colorado ran off the runway and crashed as it was trying to takeoff. There were 112 passengers onboard as the plane was departing for Houston. Just as the plane tried to take-off, it slammed back onto the runway causing the plane to crash into a ravine.
The fuselage collapsed causing the right-side of the plane to burn. Passengers and crew members escaped using the emergency inflatable slides as emergency crews worked to put out the blaze.
The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration are on the scene and an investigation has already began. The cause of the crash is unknown, and airline crash investigations can can years to conclude.
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