I hope that wasn't YOUR experience. In boot camp (back when dinosaurs roamed the earth) we flew from Great Lakes to Cincinnati on a DC-3, on which the port engine caught fire upon landing. Every time. Although the flight & ground crews put it out promptly, each time, it didn't exactly bolster my opinion of the maintenance schedule.
Rev Paul, I never had this happen to me but I have flow on planes it would not have surprised me if it did happen.
Yikes!Reminds me of that Ron White bit: "The other engine will take us all the way to the scene of the crash!"
Pucker factor of five. Check your email, Bubba.
oh jeesh! and horribly enough - when we flew from the mainland (halifax) to cape breton, after we had purchased the dream home (crappy cottage), we flew on a DH-1 and i swear they were built in 1844!!! no kidding - i mean it! 1844!!!
The reverse pucker factor worries me more Stephen airplanes don't have that many toilets.
Kymber, I've had a few scary flights as well.Odyesseus, I hear ya.
Which is why I don't fly...
JUGM - you got it! i hope to never fly again!Duke - during my military days i did 2 tours of Alert (Ellesmere Island) - we flew in empty-shell Hercs. no heat, no seats, we were in full winter gear and you were lucky if you could find a spot on a gas bladder or part of a truck or whatever palette of food or whatnot. i shivered 19 straight hours on that awful plane - and did it 4 times! i will never get into another Herc like that!what did you guys fly in to/from Afghanistan?
JUGM, I try not to as well.Kymber, now see that a story you could blog about sometime, you reminded me of a story I will have to tell sometime about being shoved out the back of a C-130 on Easter Sunday morning, Camp Anaconda Iraq.