Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Toronto Tourism; Plane Crash

Toronto's been doing a big ad campaign in DC. And Toronto is truly a great town. So, who decided that this plane just had to land in an outrageous thunderstorm?

My flying experience is fresh - just got in this morning - so this hits close to home, in that sense. And after getting molested by security on my way back to DC, it pisses me off even more to think that an airline would force a landing in horrific weather just to make a few dollars for the life-gambling executives of the airlines - in this case, Air France.

There are obviously a lot of decisions that went on with deciding to land this airplane in these conditions, but I think it's safe to say that we're all fortunate this type of thing doesn't happen a lot more often. If people knew the true frequency of near-misses (and near-crashes of all types), they wouldn't be flying so much.

UPDATE: Everyone survived. Happy for all the families/friends. Must've been hell waiting for that official word to come down.

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