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This looked like a pretty slick landing to me until the very end:
You can get the full details on the NTSB write up: WPR12CA072
First injury reported:
Pilots on board JetBlue 657 reported seeing green laser flashes while they were on their approach into John F. Kennedy International Airport on Sunday, and notified the tower immediately, saying it was somewhere about 5,000 feet above sea level.
Question of the day:
As your first action, do you:
- Declare an emergency?
- Turn off the master switch?
And finally, this made me smile. A lot.
Workers at the Russia’s Baikonur Space Center in Kazakhstan recently discovered a gopher living under one of its launch pads while preparing for an upcoming launch.
Workers placed a camera at the hole trying to see what was under there and caught the sub-terrain resident coming out for a stroll.
The Russian Space Agency said it will safely relocate the friendly gopher out of the launch pad area for its safety.
As they say, at least he has plenty of space…;)