Aloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4397 posts, RR: 17 Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 14285 times:
I noticed that too Mikey711MN, I found it quite ironic. And kind of creepy.
I wonder if the aircraft was a 727?
I'm extrely glad that the plane landed safely though and no lives were lost. This is so big news because it only gives the government further reason to equip commercial aircraft with missile countermeasures, as it has been planning to do.
The pilots will deserve a few weeks R&R after this!
AA7573E From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 475 posts, RR: 3 Reply 17, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 14119 times:
Hey Mikey, you think that is funny. I don't know if you were saying that in jest, but making jokes about anyone getting killed, much less the President, is a bit over the top. That has no place on any forum, much less this one.
USAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 54 Reply 18, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 14076 times:
Fox News on TV just reported that it was a missile hit...I wonder what type it was...sounds like a DC-8 since the wingtip was damaged, a heat seeker could go for either of the outboard engines and do said damage, whereas a 757's engines are much further inboard...
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Mikey711MN From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1380 posts, RR: 8 Reply 19, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 13847 times:
Sorry you mistook me, AA7573E, but I was pointing out the strange fact that CNN chose to highlight something that happened 40 years ago vis-a-vis a breaking story like this. While a plane that gets hit my a missile and still can successfully land is not exactly a Story-of-the-Century, it is still news, which is what, in fact, CNN is in business to do: report on new events.