Continental B737 Off Runway at Denver

On Saturday 20 Dec. 18:18 local time, Continental Air Lines flight 1404, a Boeing 737-524 (N18611) bound from Denver International Airport (DEN/KDEN) to Houston-George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH/KIAH) went off runway 34R during takeoff and caught fire.

All 115 people on board were evacuated using the emergency slides, at least 38 occupants were taken to hospitals, 1 was reported seriously injured – there’re no fatalities reported.

On a press conference Chief of Denver Fire Dept. described a heavy fire on the entire right side of the plane and significant fire damage inside the cabin with luggage compartments beeing melted, dropping down on the seats.

Videos

Raw Video – Aftermath of Denver plane Accident by AP

Video by CBS

Link: Video by CBS4

Link: Phone Call with Passenger

Link: CBS4 Video – Press Briefing

Photos

Link: Photos at Times Online

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