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An amazing tale

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by The Commish, Oct 3, 2006.

  1. The Commish

    The Commish Guest

    NYT columnist writes about being on the corporate jet that survived a mid-air collision over Brazil with a 737 that went down.

    Led Zeppelin was unavailable for comment.
  2. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    A very amazing story. The seven people on the small plane will probably spend the rest of their lives wondering why they lived and the others didn't. I do wonder though why the pilots on the small plane didn't see the 737 coming at them, or was it coming from behind? Maybe we will find out when the investigation is complete.
  3. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    Amazing read. Thanks for finding that.
  4. Bill Horton

    Bill Horton Active Member

    I thought this thread was going to be all about Jennifer Lopez's ass.
  5. farmerjerome

    farmerjerome Active Member

    Wow. Thank god for the Brazilian pilot. It's too bad that he couldn't do anything for his own passengers.

  6. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Fascinating story... Ms. Slappy saw it yesterday and told me an NYT columnist was on the plane/...
  7. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    This thread is useless .... oh, TALE. Carry on ...
  8. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Before I continue reading ... I love LOVE that the NYT has the same philosphy as me about numbers: write numbers, don't spell them.

    Yes, I know, the AP rule is to spell numbers zero to nine. But I disagree with every fiber of my being. About 6-7 years ago I began to write numbers in my stories. Then I read Buster Olney's NYT pieces for the first time and loved that he was doing the same thing. For example: John Googleshtump has a streak of 3 games in which he's scored 4 runs.

    I just believe that a sentence reads better when words are spelled and numbers stay numbers.

  9. FreddiePatek

    FreddiePatek Active Member

    The passenger plane was slightly under the business jet. When the Brazilian pilot evaded, one wing clipped the business jet's wing, then tail. With the sun setting, the passenger plane or the business jet would have been virtually invisible, depending on which one was flying east.
  10. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    I would love to see a computer simulation of what happened..... It's hard for me to picture.
  11. beefncheddar

    beefncheddar Guest

    According to Daily News story that just moved on the wire:

    Tuesday, both Lepore and Paladino (the pilots) had their passports seized by federal police “as a result of the doubts surrounding the case and the emergence of indications that the accident was caused by the Legacy,” Mato Grosso Justice Department spokeswoman Maria Barbant told The Associated Press.
    She added that they were not arrested, “just prevented from leaving the country, at least until we know exactly what happened.”
    Sharkey said he feared the pilots could be scapegoated.
  12. MertWindu

    MertWindu Active Member

    NYT story says the 737 was heading southeast, while the Commuter Jet was headed northwest. Just an incredible concept, to think that it's even possible.
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