Sat, May 31, 2003
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
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.
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particularly thought provoking or poignant, may themselves become
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Aero-News Quote of the Day
"Within seconds of the announcement all hell broke
loose, to put it mildly - it was a frightening experience. I have
never felt anything like it and I hope I never feel anything like
it again. The plane just dropped and started vibrating. Everybody
was stuck on the ceiling. We were out of our seats for a few
seconds and that happened two or three times. There were people in
the aisles. The pilot said that in his 20 years of flying
experience he had never encountered anything quite like it and, to
reassure the passengers, he said it would be very unlikely if we
ever encountered anything like it again."
Source: David Mallen, Passenger,
BMI Flight 8412, after the aircraft ran into severe turbulence, was
hit by lightning and pounded by golf-ball sized hailstones Monday.
The Airbus A312 was flying from Larnaca, Cyprus, to Manchester,
England, when it ran into the storm over
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