Monday, April 03, 2006

*WHEW* That was a close one...

I told you that these damn things come close! You missed me! Probability says that it was only a matter of time really.

In case you haven't heard, we've had our little share of excitement here in Dover today. Read all about it.

You see, I can make wise cracks now, because I know everyone made it out with only minor injuries. Otherwise, this could've been horrific. But it wasn't. Just unfortunate. Kudos to the pilot to put it down in an open field so there was no collateral damage. I was going to drive by the site this evening but I really don't like being shot or bitten by German shepherds that sport MP K-9 collars.

Apparently there was a flame out on one of their engines and the giant C5 began losing power after take off. Look at that second picture. It really lets you put the scale of these things in perspective. Those yellow Air Force fire trucks are massive. And that plane dwarfs them.

It seems I'm destined to be mowed down by one of these things. Because, now that I think about it, not only do these fly over my apartment but they also fly over my office building IN A DIFFERENT COUNTY. Yes, my office building is in the flight path of the New Castle County airport. That airport is home to an Air National Guard base. So I get the joy of trying to talk on the phone and VRRRROOOOOMMMM, past my window they go.

You know, when things like this happen, you've got to wonder - who was flying this thing anyway...