That all passengers survived Saturday evening's runway crash in Denver was considered "amazing," according to Bill Davis, a fire chief assigned to Denver International Airport.
"It was a miracle ... that everybody survived the impact and the fire," Davis told the Rocky Mountain News.
A Continental Airlines flight carrying 110 passengers veered off the runway and into a ravine at the airport on Dec. 20, following a scheduled 6 p.m. departure for Houston.
The Boeing 737 caught fire and nearly broke apart, and passengers evacuated on emergency slides. No deaths were reported, but 38 injured people were taken to hospitals, according to published reports.