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Thursday, January 15, 2009

and this is why I'll never fly again...

http://news.aol.com/article/plane-goes-down-in-frigid-nyc-river/308358

The only thing birds have ever done to me is poop on my car...until now. After reading about what happened today in New York City, I have decided I would rather not fly the friendly skies. Why you ask? Well, you must not have read the article. So, I will sum it up in a few words: BIRDS took down this plane! BIRDS!


This isn't a picture of the plane that crashed today. This is another plane that had a run-in with some dastardly birds. This flock actually took out one of this plane's engines.



photo pulled from:
http://www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/4/5/8/0620854.jpg
So bravo to the pilot that safely landed this plane as well as the plane that crash landed in the Hudson River today. And bravo to me for ever deciding to fly on a plane. Well, not anymore.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtSlX7L0KB0
Bird strike...

5 comments:

Mrs. S said...

Whit-- come on my friend. The chances of that happening are slim. PROMISE. I have flown lots and lots and lots. And Im golden. Besides, I demand that you come back to the east coast sometime soon! And driving takes FOREVER.

Whitney said...

Well a flock of birds never took out my car! I seriously hate flying. And now that I know that some scrawny blue jay can take out the engines I really don't want to ever fly again. Stupid birds!

Margaret said...

Traveling will only be safe if we walk to our destinations. So lets get our walking shoes ready cause im floatin in the same boat as you sistah! I text my sister about the crash and she was like " dont worry its not terrorist"...although thats a scary thought...STILL SCARY that Scuddle could take out a HUGE airplane!

Evan said...

Well actually, it appears as if driving is now too dangerous as well. As documented by LiveLink.com, a pterodactyl caused a man to crash into a pole in Washington D.C. It seems as if nothing is safe no travel is safe now. http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=192_1199642800

San said...

I don't think birds are normally attracted to the sound of a a jet at 140db. Looks like a fake with a picture of birds superimposed over the plane. If it isn't, this is one hell of a lucky photographer to have been able to snap an image with this clarity at the split second the birds passed the plane.