Got an e-mail from a friend in London this morning telling me of a Boeing 737 that was to have performed a low level fly over Canary Wharf. Apparently, when they announcement was made over the P.A. system, some employees could not understand what was being said. This caused some concern, obviously, as Canary Wharf is (from what I'm told) the financial district of London.
"We just got an announcement over the building intercom...saying...
> "may we have your attention plse, we have just been...police....boeing
> 737...canary wharf"
> the .....was all muffled and he repeats it!
Everyone was freaking out because no one could make out what he was saying!
Turns out the police have given some charity group the ok to fly low near
our buildings at 2:30!"
The announcement was eventually followed by an e-mail which clarified matters to the relief of the employees of the building:
> URGENT - Information just received.
> This afternoon (Weds 23/10/02) at 2.30pm a Boeing 737 will fly over Canary
> Wharf at a height of 1800 feet.
> This is for a charitable event and has been authorised by relevant
> regulating bodies.
> Please inform your staff of this event to ensure:
> a) there is no undue panic
> b) that the emergency services are not swamped with calls.
> Operations Office
> Metropolitan Police
Did anyone hear about this charitable event, and, can those who know shed some light on the situation.
I can't imagine how I would have reacted had I been in that situation (ha ha!)