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Look at the pretty fireball in the sky!

Posted on 2005.08.03 at 08:53
I was watching the coverage of the Air France crash in Toronto last night.
My favourite quote, and it's okay to have a favourite quote because everybody got out alive:

Reporter: After the emergency doors were opened, was there any pushing and shoving?

Passenger: No, it was pretty calm. Everyone was really focused on getting off the plane.
Yeah, no duh!
Fuck, but were those guys ever lucky to survive that crash-landing.

Coming to work I saw that all the newspapers headlines screamed:



UN MIRACLE! ( A miracle!)

UN BEL ÉCHAPPE (A great escape!)

Which begs the question: If everyone thinks that it's miraculous that the passengers survived a crash landing this must mean that no one is actually expected to make it out alive, right?

So, remind me again why I always bother watch the stewardess do her safety skit and concientiously study the safety flyers in the seat-pouch in front of me?

Just curious...


servermonkey at 2005-08-03 17:43 (UTC) (Permanent link)
You make some interesting points. Be on the lookout for men in black (noir?) from AirFrance that come looking for you. :)
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