Crash Survivor Tells Story Live on Twitter

A survivor of Denver plane crash over the weekend has posted details of the accident on a social networking website to update family and friends about the situation.

Mike Wilson was there in the Continental Airlines Boeing 737 when it skidded off the runway at the International Airport in Denver on Saturday, with the crash injuring at least 38 people on the plane.

Instead of calling his relatives and friends, Mike Wilson sent live “tweets” of the ordeal, using his mobile handset to his Twitter account.

On his blog post, Wilson depicted that the take off was normal, until he suffered an accidental bottom-dropped-out feeling followed by a bump, when the plane skidded off the runway track.

He further notified that the inner part of the plane caught fire after the bump, and said, “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”.

After getting recovered from the crash, Wilson posted an image of the plane crash site, and complained that the airlines were not providing alcoholic drinks to the survivors of the accident.

Twitter is a social networking platform that allows users to share their experiences, and it was extensively used by the people during the recent Mumbai Terror attacks for getting real-time updates about the situation.

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