Miracle Escape | Airbus A340 Crash in Toronto | Air France Flight 358



49 Responses

  1. Spartan101201

    December 15, 2019 8:20 am

    I live about an hour northish of Toronto, Oro-Medonte to be exact.

    On the day of this accident, I was 3 and at home with my mom. (December birthday) However, my dad had to run down to Toronto for a clinic thing and ended up passing the Airport on the 401 at around the exact time of the crash, and saw it all.

    Great video man!! Only error is how bright it was in the video in Toronto, it was VERY dark out, dark grey and black clouds. I believe we have a VHS/Camcorder recording from nearby the airport at the time directly after, probably 30 secs to a minute after crash, if I find it I’ll upload it.

  2. Dave Woff

    December 20, 2019 2:36 am

    Wtf almost halfway down the runway and 17 SECONDS for reverse thrusters? I expect that air mexico not air france!

  3. Fernando Bello Rodrigues de Freitas

    December 22, 2019 10:07 pm

    Both pilots failed to proceed a obvious go around – mainly the captain who was supervising the copilot’s actions. At last they should say that this happened due to fadigue.
    In the time my dad flew – captain of Varig airlines – in all those long flights they ever had 2 captains, 2 copilots and 2 flight engineers. Today they have to cut costs to save money, they had to hang some of those guys – beginning with the flight engineers. Now the pilots have to fly the plane and fix the problems. This is a big problem.

  4. Dr. Emmett Brown

    December 23, 2019 8:57 pm

    My family's business is 5 min from the crash site. It was only 4 years after 9/11 and people thought it was a bomb or failed hijacking. The rumble of the fuel tanks going up could be heard from a distance. Amazing that everybody got out safely

  5. Nhưng Hồ

    December 28, 2019 4:16 pm

    Tôi rất tiếc thương cho những số phận trong chuyến bay, du vậy thì đó là chuyện ko ai mong muốn, mong các linh hồn được an nghỉ, 😭😭😭😭

  6. Anh Tú

    January 3, 2020 8:39 am

    Phi công quá kém còn đường bay thì quá ngắn trời còn lại mưa bão thì chịu rồi

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    January 5, 2020 8:01 am

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    January 5, 2020 8:02 am

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  9. SS

    January 10, 2020 11:49 pm

    I remember hearing the ground shake as the jet crashed. The major highways, 409 and 427, had cars parked and people standing on hoods and roofs looking at the mayhem. Emergency respondants were fantastic in Toronto YYZ.

  10. Steven White

    January 17, 2020 5:34 pm

    Airbus really makes great plane with the most few accident rate! Hopefully all manufacturers would make such some planes with good safety and carriers train pilots well

  11. Johnny Beretta

    January 27, 2020 6:50 am

    The biggest aviation MIRACLE that I know of…NO FATALITIES. Of course there would be serious injuries. I live in Toronto, and used to work at that airport. I lived about fifteen miles away in downtown and that day after the A 340 crashed and burned I could smell a bad burning smell in the air out on my balcony ! To my knowlege there has only been one other serious air crash at or near Pearson Intl. That was Air Canada Flight 621 on July 5th 1970. The flight originated in Montreal at 7:00 am with it's final destination Los Angeles (LAX) with a stop in Toronto. It attempted to land in Toronto at about 8:00 am. You should do a video on that HORROR. Caused by pilot error. The first officer deployed the spoilers while the DC 8 – 63 was still about 60' above the runway. He was only supposed to ARM them for them to be deployed after touchdown. The aircraft slammed down on to the runway so hard and unevenly, at the very second the spoilers were deployed, that the No. 4 engine was torn off, and left laying on the runway. The Captain made a valiant effort to go around without realizing the severe damage to the starboard wing. Leaking fuel ignited a minute later and a large piece of the wing fell off. A few seconds later the No. 3 engine exploded and what was left of the wing was ablaze, and falling off. They were in a turn when the plane could no longer fly and it dove right down into a field, about three miles north of Toronto International Airport (Now Pearson Intl.). I remember the morning it happened, a beautiful clear and sunny morning. When I awoke, my Mother gave me the news, and I was horrified. I was only 12 at the time. There were changes made to the spoiler lever on the DC 8's after the crash investigation findings. They added a locking bracket to the lever ensuring that the ground spoilers could not be deployed in flight, in error, until the plane was actually on the runway. They could only be armed. I believe that the first officer became confused between arming the spoilers and deploying them at the Captain's command. He must have forgotten that he had already armed them. There was some communication confusion in the cockpit as well. The DC 8-63 dove into the ground so hard at about 300 knots that it left an eight foot deep furrow, and there was nothing left of the passengers. Pieces of those onboard all over. Posted in memory of all 109 aboard who perished. Rest In Peace.

  12. Nickel Hawk

    January 30, 2020 1:32 am

    U make great videos here I love them b/ kuz they look so very real it’s wonderful 🤙👊🏼😉

  13. Sheryl Chapman

    February 12, 2020 8:07 pm

    Strangely, I had a premonition about this crash, and that no one died but it was terrifying. Wish the pilot had done a go around.

  14. real science

    February 16, 2020 9:43 pm

    I saw this live!!!…Was driving parallel to runway on 401 highway – in front of airport!
    Just picked up my nephew at airport to go to the Rush concert at Air Canada Centre!
    It was windy and raining from pop up storm….maybe 3:00pm?…Saw the plane land and then saw it catch fire at end of runway! Thought everyone was done for..couldn’t believe no fatalities!

  15. Claudio Sevlacc

    February 21, 2020 8:10 pm

    There was only one victim: the beautiful aircraft. Being destroyed by the hands of an imbecile was its destiny

  16. Julio Hernandez

    February 24, 2020 5:38 am

    Why did the Capt. have the co-pilot fly the approach and landing with that kind of weather? Capt. should have been pilot flying.

  17. Ellen Moore

    February 28, 2020 11:04 pm

    What in the hell were they doing for 17 seconds in the cockpit they didn’t kick in the extra brakes to help slow the plane down???


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