Saturday, July 26, 2008

My New Hero

An Australian pilot (and his copilot) flying over the South China Sea bound for Melbourne lost a chunk of his plane's fuselage yesterday; it caused debris to fly through the plane, and oxygen masks fell in front of shocked passengers. The pilot had to quickly descend 20,000 feet to reduce pressure in the plane. And then, with a hole the size "of a small car" in his plane,(according to news sources), he diverted to a Manila airport and made an emergency landing.

Imagine how it would feel to know you saved 350 lives.

The story is here.

3 comments:

jwhit said...

Announced today: the pilot landed without instruments. That took guts and talent!

jwhit said...

Here's the link:
http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2008/07/30/1217097317444.html

Julia Buckley said...

Fantastic! There must be tons of talented pilots out there, but the only ones who tend to make the news are the ones who crash. This is a great story.