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"Heck with the tiger. What about the plane in the driveway."
April 11, 2002 6:02 AM   Subscribe

"Heck with the tiger. What about the plane in the driveway." Maybe this plane was piloted by an invisible network of terrorists aiming to disrupt LA traffic.
posted by fpatrick (8 comments total)

 
It says "parked," so I assume the aircraft was totally shut down, i.e., the engines weren't spooled up and providing any thrust. Airports are necessarily flat -- even the staging areas traditionally referred to as "ramps" are level rather than inclined. So what got this bird rolling?

I'm going to guess that the culprit here is wind. A jetliner has a huge "sail area" for breezes to push against, and enough sustained force might overcome the resting friction and get its unbraked wheels to roll.
posted by alumshubby at 7:39 AM on April 11, 2002


Pilot probably left it in neutral instead of park. Unless it's a manual tranny...
posted by groundhog at 7:43 AM on April 11, 2002


This sounds familiar (last two entries for Aug 7, 2000)
posted by plaino at 7:55 AM on April 11, 2002


LOLOLOOLOLLOOL - watch the video!!
posted by monkeyJuice at 7:58 AM on April 11, 2002


- erm maybe i should watch where i post my comments -
posted by monkeyJuice at 8:02 AM on April 11, 2002


I followed a link from the page plaino cites and found this movie. Very cool.
posted by MrMoonPie at 8:19 AM on April 11, 2002


I'm sorry to go off-topic, but the funniest thing on the link from plaino is the very last paragraph on that page.
posted by grum@work at 8:28 AM on April 11, 2002


"Hmmm, I wonder what this button does..."
posted by camworld at 9:27 AM on April 11, 2002


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