No, I’m not crazy enough to actually be reporting this, because I can’t escape it. It’s all over the web, all over TV, etc. First and foremost, my condolences to the family of the pilot. How sad.
What really pisses me off, as usual, is how the media reports this. Just in the past few minutes I’ve heard “imagine your pilot dying over the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.” Also, I love how they’re reporting the thick fog at Newark and how the plane still landed safely.
I am so tempted to throw something at my TV/computer. Hey jackasses on the news there were THREE pilots on this plane, a captain and two first officers. The two first officers are perfectly capable of flying the plane, and heck, they do so all the time when the captain is resting. As far as safety is concerned, this is a complete non-event, yet based on the news you’d think this was one of those freak show airplane movies where the flight deck is poisoned and blow up dolls are flying the plane. 😉