The pilot of a Continental flight from Houston to Puerto Vallarta died on takeoff from Intercontinental yesterday. The co-pilot managed to land the plane with no drama at McAllen.
As many of you know, I HATE to fly. I have dreamed up all sorts of different in-flight catastrophes, all of which end in my death. However, this is one I never pictured. Which is surprising, given the fate of the entire flight crew in Airplane!
So, great, here's something else for me to freak out about prior to takeoff. I may start administering pre-flight physicals to the flight crew. That'll be me, in the cockpit, snapping on the rubber glove. Turn your head and cough.