Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Runway driving lesson causes near disaster

asian driver

Source: Ananova

A passenger plane narrowly avoided a crash in the Philippines - after a man teaching his girlfriend to drive sped across an airport runway.

The Cebu Pacific plane, with 80 passengers aboard, briefly touched down at Legazpi airport, but took off again as the van crossed the runway.

"That van could have turned us into a fireball had I not successfully aborted landing," pilot Christopher Nowioki told the Philippine Star.

The newspaper says the culprit was actually the son of the airport manager Frisco Sto. Domingo who has now been sacked

It's thought that the driver may have thought all the flights to the airport were completed for the day, and decided to use the runway to give his girlfriend a driving lesson.

However, a recent increase in the number of scheduled flights, combined with poor visibility, caught him out.

Nice! Asians can't drive in normal conditions, how do you expect them to dodge planes?

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