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Archive for March 17th, 2006

Proof that airplanes and idiots don’t mix

March 17, 2006 @ 08:54 By: gordon Category: Seen on the 'net

It’s a fairly well-established fact that airplanes and idiots don’t mix, much in the same way that monkeys, dynamite and matches are bad idea (but highly amusing to watch from a safe distance). Fortunately, there’s a fairly high bar set to enter the aviation world because it costs so much to learn to fly, particularly if you get a commercial license and start flying for an airline. However, every now and then one manages to get through and sooner or later Something Bad happens.

A friend posted a link to what happens when a passenger jet, an idiot (or two since there’s a pilot and co-pilot) and hail meet up. Click here to see the pictures.

It’s very hard to believe that the pilots didn’t have some sort of warning that there was hail in the area they were about to fly through when they encountered this. According to one of the messages in that forum, the pilot(s?) were sacked by the airline, as they should have been.