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Thu, Feb 23, 2006

Aero-News Quote Of The Day (02.23.06)

Aero-News: Quote of the Day

ANN's Quote of the Day usually derives from current news, though we reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have a bearing on the day's events and issues.

Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be thought-provoking.

Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves become future Quotes of the Day.

Let us hear from you, folks!

Aero-News Quote of the Day

"There was really no place else to go. A hard surface is much better. I really didn’t want to land out in a field, even if I could. You flip over, who’s going to be there?"

Source: Instructor John Vashko, in his first public comments regarding Sunday's emergency landing on a freeway near Chicago, IL. Vashko and his student, Casey Mattuck, had just taken off from Schaumberg Regional Airport when the engine of their Piper Warrior quit, forcing the men to land on the Elgin-O'Hare Expressway. Vashko came forward, in part, to deny reports the accident occured because the airplane ran out of fuel.

FMI: www.northwestaviation.com, www.ntsb.gov

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