Flying High

Here’s another item sent our way by Jess Kaplan, who is himself a frequent traveler to Moscow: passengers about to embark on an Aeroflot flight mutinied when they saw that their pilot was obviously drunk. (Quite a contrast, of course, with our own Chesley Sullenberger, who soberly managed to put his plane in the drink.)

And while we are on the subject of aviation mishaps, we would be remiss if we did not pause to note with sadness that today is the 50th anniversary of the crash that killed Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and The Big Bopper on February 3rd, 1959.

It’s all still safer than driving, though, I suppose.

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