“They Think You May Have Hit Somebody”

JFK Tower: “Air France, they think you may have hit somebody, so hold there and we’ll get back to you. Stand by.”

You think? Watch this video.

The Air France Airbus 380 (Flight AF007) hits the tail of a Comair Bombardier CJR-700 (Flight 6293).

Watching the video I thought of two things.

“Please remain seated with your seat belt fastened until the Captain has taxied to the gate.” Sound advice.

Also thought.

“Please return the stewardess to her original upright position.”

With 61 passengers and crew aboard¬† the Bombardier and 580 aboard the Airbus it was a Good Thing that no one was injured. As the investigation¬† continues, fingers are being pointed. It’s the pilot-in-command’s responsibility to “see and avoid” all traffic.¬† Watch the video again and watch for something. As the Bombardier taxis to it’s spot, some dumbass in a pick up truck darts across its path. You never cross the path of a moving aircraft!

The Bombardier had to stop. The Airbus couldn’t even see it happen as it had already passed out the the cockpit’s view. Many will blame the mishap on the size of the Airbus. I disagree. NSTB investigators need to find out who was the asshat driving the truck.

Where Were You?

WTC

Having got the kids off to school, I was starting to watch a movie when my nephew told me to put the news on. The second airplane hit just as I turned on the news. I called Lissa’s work I told them I’d be there in 30 minutes. I scarfed up the kids from school and moved out. Her boss asked her what Family Plan Alpha was. She said that if I didn’t see her on the loading dock I would come in and find her. He remembered the day we miscarried so she was on the loading dock when I got there. In short order we had food, water, camping gear, transportation, guns and ammo and waited to see in which direction we should Bug Out. Thank God we didn’t.