This has to be one (if only one) in the eye for all those people who say there’s no point in listening to passenger plane safety announcements about how to slide down the inflatable ramp and put on your flotation aid because if there’s a crash the best you can hope for is to be a smear on a mountainside:
A US Airways Airbus A320 passenger plane carrying at least 150 people has crashed into the Hudson River in New York City.
A passenger who escaped from the aircraft told CNN: “A couple of minutes after taking off we heard a loud bang, the plane shook a bit and immediately we could smell smoke and fire.”
Fox News also quoted passengers as saying that everyone from the plane had escaped alive.
Curse this day; I will never be able to make “lifejackets on planes” jokes again.
I’ve never even BEEN on a plane
…and the passenger safety announcements helped them how, exactly?
Did the folks who failed to listen to the annoying lady not survive?
It’s an odd thing because I think this was an internal US flight and there was some article recently about an airline (Air Canada affiliate Jazz?) saving money by not having lifejackets on internal flights with the rationale that “we aren’t crossing the ocean anyway”.
But it’s alright because you can use the seats as flotation devices
The geese died, you speciesist twat!