Mirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7454 posts, RR: 61 Posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 727 times:
On the first page of the Long Island Newsday, that Continental 737-500 is taking off with our harried troops held in China. That's got to be a heck of an ad for Continental.
(Personally though, it would have been more symbolic to have a American Airlines jet whisk them back to Guam. )
But seriously though... what do you think happened? The airflow theory is valid scientifically but at the same time, I'm an American who doesn't believe everything he reads without caution. Of course both superpowers will place cause on the other. Any theories or thoughts?
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777gk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1641 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 709 times:
The aircraft was a 737-800, not a -500. What a nice picture though. I can't imagine the elation the crew of that EP-3 felt when they heard the "thud" of the gear finally retracting into the well of the 737. You can see the relief in their eyes. A great picture.