AirlineTV.net cameraman Henry Tenby filmed the departure of the Airbus A380 from R08R at Vancouver International Airport at 1030 am on October 17, 2007. The conditions were terrible. Low cloud base and light rain. The Airbus arrived from Bogota the evening of October 16, 2007 at 2000, and departed back to home base in France. Please excuse my cursing at the end of the clip as a panel van obstructs the view of the Airbus rotating. A real pain the back side.
Passengers used emergency slides to evacuate a China Airlines 737-800 just minutes before the plane burst into a fireball on Monday August 20, 2007, on the tarmac. All 165 people aboard escaped unhurt, including the pilots who escaped from the cockpit windows. China Airlines on Tuesday offered 100 US dollars and an apology to the Taiwanese tourists who barely escaped a blaze on a flight by the carrier to Japan. China Airlines Chief Executive Officer Chao Kuo-shuai flew to Okinawa and handed a red envelope with 100 US dollars inside to each of the Taiwanese tourists on the flight.