Skip to comments.SHOCK! 8 years ago this March, Southwest Airlines flight overshots the runway at Burbank..
Posted on 06/27/2008 8:12:00 AM PDT by VU4G10
You might remember when this accident happened 8 years ago this March.
This Southwest Airlines flight from Vegas overshot the runway at Burbank
The plane smashed past the airport fence, careened across the street and ended up with a collapsed landing gear, right next to a gas station.
that's not the most shocking part!!!...
The American economy, driven by the confidence and buying habits of the public, is now and will continue to reflect the will of an alarmed and wary consumer. Americans are patient to a fault, but when crude oil prices took another jump from $30 to $32 per barrel, they saw retail gasoline dealers immediately post prices of $1.599 or more for regular unleaded. As March began, John Q. Public rebelled.from
Blame can readily be pinned on a failed foreign and domestic policy in which the Clinton administration and Congress have looked at election-year politics, while ignoring the effect of rapid-rising crude oil prices for the past 12 months.Read the whole article at the link. It will cause a chuckle in light of the current state of affairs.
For example, in southwest Florida, surrounded by water, ports and hoping to keep oil rigs at bay in the Gulf, a gallon of unleaded regular was $ .899 in February 1999. Now, at $1.599, the price increase is $ .70 per gallon or an astronomical 78 percent in the past 12 months.
Priceless. That made my day. Now that I’ve stopped laughing upon seeing the first photo, the second is about to make me cry....
Dang - have to wait until I get home to see the first picture, DHS is blocking the URL.
I wonder if he asked the gas station attendant to check his breaks.
My favorite detail from that incident was the pilot’s first words after the plane finally came to a stop: “Well, there goes my career.”
The local carpet dealer ( yes, I'm serious! ) has been selling motor scooters-- I checked the price today.
A little sign on each by the road:
He sells 'em out as soon as he restocks them.
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