Mauiman31 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 450 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 6895 times:
Posted November 4, 2008 4:08 PM
by Jill Zuckman
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Sen. John McCain had a little more drama than he might like before the polls closed today.
His "Straight Talk Air," a 737 plane, was on the verge of landing when it pulled up abruptly, circled around, teetered back and forth uncomfortably and finally landed safely at 2:07 p.m. Mountain time.
A flight attendant apologized for the "go around," but said there was traffic on the runway.
McCain, a former Navy fighter pilot, voted in Phoenix this morning, flew to Grand Junction, Colo., for a final rally, and then flew to Albuquerque to thank volunteers working for his campaign
ArcrftLvr From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 826 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 6661 times:
Quoting Mauiman31 (Thread starter): 737 plane, was on the verge of landing when it pulled up abruptly, circled around, teetered back and forth uncomfortably and finally landed safely at 2:07 p.m
I love how the media is trying to make this sound way more dramatic than it is. What a non-story if I ever heard one. I love the line 'pulled up abruptly.' As if initiating a go-around, the pilot should lazily climb and hopefully avoid the traffic that caused the go-around. Also, what does 'teetered back and forth uncomfortably' mean? Was the plane on the verge of 'tipping over' during the go-around sequence??? This is precisely why I hate the media and their inability to just simply state the facts.
Quoting 413X3 (Reply 2): Nothing has gone right for his campaign
SPREE34 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 6231 times:
Quoting UAL757 (Reply 9): In other news, 1,523 people in Portland, Oregon flushed their toilets at once.
Holy S..t!!! I mean crap. This story must be flush with Breaking News energy. It could wipe out many other stories.
Surely a top notch media type could make this news into something. They could use all kind of environmental terms. Maybe Joe the Plumber could be interviewed.
It could at least start a discussion on Bernoulli's principal.
I don't understand everything I don't know about this.