Chase From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1054 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3422 times:
This photo of what appears to be a WN overrun was posted on the internet with a satirical caption, which initially offended me because I thought it was the incident at MDW about a year ago in which a little boy died when the car he was in was hit by the a/c.
However, someone else posted a response to the picture, saying that the incident shown in the picture had no injuries or fatalities. The $1.59 price on the gas station sign behind the a/c in the picture also pretty much rules out last year's incident.
So...while I'm still somewhat offended at the use of a picture of an aircraft incident in satire (although much less offended than I would be if there had been injuries/fatalities), I'm still curious to know when and where the incident shown occurred. I'm sure lots of people on here know the answer to that?
Chase From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1054 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3200 times:
Thank you, Mestrugo and OPNLguy!
Swiftski: I wasn't offended because aircraft interest me. I was offended because air crashes kill people, and I imagined what memories might be brought back if someone who was injured in, or lost a loved one in, a *different* crash saw this crash being made fun of. Okay, maybe "offended by proxy" is a little silly. But different people draw the line in different places, you know?
David L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9646 posts, RR: 42
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3139 times:
Quoting Chase (Reply 4): I was offended because air crashes kill people
Things that can kill include roller-skates, peanuts and stupidity. Where would humour be without stupidity? Things that can cause serious injuries include toilet seats and tea-cosies. That's life, and humour, I'm afraid.
(Never thought I'd ever consider $1.59 gallon as "the good old days")
$1.59 a gallon!!!!! WOW.
When i saw the prices, i thought it was per litre, and still thought it cheap. My last fill up here in UK cost £1.06 per litre, roughly translates to over $2.10 per litre for you guys. How would you feel about paying that?? Its a real problem here, but we gotta get around, so we all begrudgingly pay it.
TwinOtter From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 240 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2485 times:
Quoting Mestrugo (Reply 1): That's Southwest Airlines flight 1445, that ran off the runway in March 5, 2000.
It's Southwest 1248. I can assure you there wasn't snow on the ground in Los Angeles on March 5, 2000!
A little boy in a car was killed when the jet hit it.
On December 8, 2005, Southwest Airlines flight 1248 landed on runway 31C at Chicago Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois. The runway was contaminated with snow. The airplane departed the end of the runway and rolled through a blast fence, a perimeter fence and then into traffic on an off-airport street. The airplane came to a stop after impacting one car, which resulted in the death of a child passenger in one of the vehicles. The airplane was substantially damaged.