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The Twitter transcript:
Pretty exhausted at this point, so I'm heading off to bed. Good night!
I'm very grateful to still be here. Thanks again to all the well wishers. I'm amazed and humbled by it all.
@mjcarrasquillo this was on takeoff. I'm not sure, but I would speculate some type of mechanical failure.
fortunately, there didn't seem to be any life-threatening injuries
there was a fire station nearby and that's where we all ended up right after the crash
I made for the exit door as quickly as I could, fearing the right wing might explode from the fire. once out, i scrambled down the wing
whoever was on the left side exit row, god bless him, was johnny on the spot and instantly had the door open - people crowded out in a mass
by the time the plane stopped we were burning pretty well and I think I could feel the heat even through the bulkhead and window
i believe it was after the jolt that the right engine, which was near my row, caught fire
i think we might have gone into a ravine and dropped some distance as there was a sudden bottom-dropped-out feeling and then a jolt
shortly after we veered off, the plane quite obviously left the runway at high speed (maybe 100 kts) and proceeded to go 4 wheel driving
a 1st class passenger I talked to indicated he saw the left engine come off at the time, but it's unclear if this was a cause or an effect
to all who've asked, it's hard to know exactly what went wrong -- we were in the middle of a normal takeoff when we suddely veered off
Thanks for all the well wishes everyone. Sorry for the radio silence, but my battery died in the middle of all this and I just made it home
You have your wits scared out of you, drag your butt out of a flaming ball of wreckage and you can't even get a vodka-tonic. Boo
Continental keeping us locked up at the presidents club until they can sort everything out. Won't even serve us drinks. :(
Can't see much, but that's the crash site. http://twitpic.com/ut2c
This was crash #2 for me. Maybe I should start taking the bus.
Ugh ... My glasses fell off in the mass exodus getting off the plane .. Can't see very well
Holy fucking shit I wasbjust in a plane crash!