Wake-Up Call: Welcome to Denver. Ignore the wreck on your right
Flying back into Denver Sunday, I looked for the wreckage of the Continental Airlines flight that had veered off a runway, careened down a hill and landed in a ravine, where it caught fire. That was back on December 20 -- and the plane is still there, clearly visible to passengers as some flights come in for landing.
Although some might consider the wreckage a good advertisement for DIA's efficient emergency response, since no one died in the incident (although 38 were injuried), that hardly balances out the extreme sense of unease the sight gives most fliers. So what gives?
Turns out the National Transportation Safety Board was still finishing up its on-site investigation, but yesterday officials said their work has gone far enough that the plane can soon be moved, perhaps as early as January 1.
Our next question: When will we learn the identity of the pilot of that plane?
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