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article imageContinental Flight 1404 Runs Off Runaway In Denver- updated

By KJ Mullins     Dec 20, 2008 in Travel
A passenger jet in Denver, Colorado has gone off of the runaway. Several people have been reported injured at Denver International Airport.
Continental Flight 1404 was leaving Denver for Houston when the accident happened. The roads to the airport were dry and it was not snowing in Denver at the time the incident took place.
107 passengers were on board when the plane and its five crew members run off of the runaway and caught fire. Passengers were evacuated by emergency slides.
The seven passengers who are injured have been taken to hospital. None of the injuries are life-threatening according to Denver Health spokeswoman Kalena Wilkinson.
The plane ran into a ravine Saturday night. 38 people were hurt, two of them critically.
The entire right side of the plant was burnt with melted plastic dripping into the seats below.
Firefighters called the scene surreal with people emerging from smoke and up the hill.
Most of the injuries were broken bones and bruises. The two critically injured passengers were at first listed as in fair condition. They suffered fractures and were downgraded to critical condition late Saturday night.
The plane left debris on the runaway as it rested about 200 yards away. It veered off it's course about 2,000 feet from the end of the runaway and did not appear to have become airborne at any point.
The west airfield has been closed at Denver International Airport with delays of about 40 minutes.
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