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Wed, Feb 04, 2009

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.04.09)

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

"I don't think there's anyone in Russia who doesn't know what a drunk person looks like."

Source: Katya Kushner, who was a passenger onboard Aeroflot Flight 315 on December 28, 2008. Several passengers complained to flight attendants after being greeted as they came onboard by Alexander Cheplevsky, one of four pilots scheduled for the roughly 11-hour trip. Those passengers feared the pilot's slurred speech and garbled responses indicated that he was drunk. Flight attendants tried to downplay those fears, but discord quickly spread throughout the cabin, and Cheplevsky initially resisted efforts to have him leave the cockpit and speak with passengers. When he did emerge, his alleged bloodshot eyes and difficulty in standing up sent passengers over the edge. After a drama-fraught three-hour delay, the Boeing 767 finally left Moscow, with a new flight crew onboard.

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