Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Mid-air collision survival

Want to read an absolutely amazing, and sad, story?

On Friday their was a mid-air collision over Brazil between a Gol Airlines 737, and a private executive jet. The 737 crashed with no survivors. The private jet somehow managed to keep aloft and everyone survived. A New York Times journalist was on the executive plane and recounts the harrowing moments of the collision. It is pretty amazing that they made it out alive.

Just a note, preliminary reports show that the pilots of the private plane are at fault in the crash. Apparently they were instructed by air traffic control to descend from 37,000 to 36,000, but didn't. The 737 was to the same altitude going the opposite direction when it hit.

Thanks to Benallaroundtheworld for the story.
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