To say that 2012 is "not our year" would be a gigantic understatement.
It's like the comic spirits are shitting all over my family.
Case in point?
On Tuesday night my dad's plane lost an engine and had to make an emergency landing in Amarillo.
Yesterday my dad sent my mom the below e-mail, of which she forwarded onto me:
An American Airlines Boeing 737 headed to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport from Southern California was diverted to Amarillo on Tuesday night after one of the plane’s two engines shut down, airport officials said. No injuries were reported.
The frightened pilots asked First Class passenger, Tim H*n*!*n, if he could take control and land the plane. With no previous experience Mr H*n*!*n was able to safely land the 737.
He declined to be interviewed.
American Airlines Flight 1498 departed from John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, Calif., at 3:40 p.m. PDT, flight records show. The jet landed at Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport about 7:40 p.m. local time, airport officials said Airport aviation director Patrick Rhodes said the plane’s right-side engine had failed, and the flight had 167 passengers on board.
Records show a rescheduled AA Flight 1498, also a Boeing 737, was scheduled to depart from Amarillo for Dallas-Fort Worth at 10:59 p.m. Tuesday.
Attempts to reach American Airlines officials, Federal Aviation Administration officials and flight passengers were unsuccessful Tuesday night.
My dad is Tim H*n*!*n and slyly added every sentence about him, as a joke.
He thinks he's funny.
I do too!
Read the official news article here.
So glad your Dad is safe and sound! I would have freaked OUT!ReplyDelete
that's scary and funny all at the same time.ReplyDelete
Glad your Dad was able to joke about it! ;0 LOL!
HOLY MOLY!!! that is scary crazy...so glad he made it home safelyReplyDelete
OMG That is a crazy story.ReplyDelete
Oh wow I just read about this on our local Dallas news before I signed into blogger. SO glad to hear your dad and everybody else was safe! How scary!ReplyDelete
Oh how eerie. I was on my way from DFW to CA a few years ago and the EXACT SAME THING HAPPENED TO MY PLANE. We lost an engine and landed in El Paso. And...it was on American Airlines. We had fire engines and EMS waiting for us, but the plane landed safely. I am so glad everyone was safe and sound and your Pops is a hoot!!!!!!!ReplyDelete
Bahahaaa.. you're dad is so silly. :) I am glad he is safe!ReplyDelete
I'm not sure which is worse, having an engine fail or having to land in Amarillo... Haha. jk- Glad your Dad is okay! :)ReplyDelete
oh my gosh when I read that I was like "what?! why were the pilots too scared? Why did this man have to land the plane?!?" haha your dad is too funny!!ReplyDelete
So scary! So glad he and everyone else are ok!ReplyDelete
first, so glad everyone is ok! second, that is too funny!!! your dad is awesome! hahaReplyDelete
Oh my!! Thank goodness he is okay.ReplyDelete
That is my biggest fear - I always send my parents off with notes/texts of safe travels when they fly. Counting blessings for you and your family. I am so so sorry for this scare!!ReplyDelete
Your dad is funny, but that story is nuts!!!ReplyDelete
That's insane!!!! I'm glad he's OK!ReplyDelete
Omg so scary!! Thank god he's ok as well as everyone else!ReplyDelete
I could see your dad doing that - He's such a character!ReplyDelete
So glad your dad is okay and that he has a sense of humor about it!!!ReplyDelete
omg that is hilarious!!!!ReplyDelete
Hahahahah. I'm also glad it was a good landing for all.ReplyDelete
lol! You Dad sounds awesome! So glad everyone is safe. There seems to be a lot of plane mishaps going on. Did you read this story? What a jerk of an attendant~! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/29/jose-serrano-american-eag_n_1636912.html?utm_hp_ref=travel&icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl8%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D174444ReplyDelete
Umm this is exactly why i HATE flying!ReplyDelete