Picture this. You’re sitting on an airplane in the middle of Africa descending for landing into the city you live. Next thing you know, the plane is lying on the ground, snapped in half, and you don’t quite know what the heck is going on. You stumble out of the airplane where mass chaos ensues. Sounds like a nightmare, right? Absolutely.
So what’s the “brighter side” here? Well, besides that fact that you’re still alive, you also just happened to crash into your front yard. Sweet, no need for a cab to take you home!
Nate Miller had this happen to him when a TAAG Angola 737-200 crashed last June in, well, Angola. A friend of mine who does a lot of good work in Africa met him and forwarded me the story. I was a little skeptical, but you can look through Nate’s photostream on Flickr and see some pretty amazing pictures.
I suppose it sounds plausible enough, but for some reason, I still have trouble fully believing it. Either way, it makes for a great story.