William Goodall wrote:
> On the first leg of our journey (to Paris) we flew on an Embraer 190 
>  which was very comfortable and quiet. (...)
Really? But that's not its streght. Surely you have heard about the
airplane collision that happened over Brazil a few years ago?


The huge Boeing 737-8EH SFP (c. 40,000 kg) collided with 
an Embraer Legacy (c. 16,000 kg). The Boeing dissolved in the air
and crashed, while the Embraer landed successfully with its seven
occupants uninjured.

These planes are reputed for their resilience.

Alberto Monteiro


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