Anorak | Pilot Error

Pilot Error

by | 11th, April 2006

‘“I AM now waiting for the man with the hammer to arrive,” says the driver of the Tube train stuck in a tunnel outside London’s Queens Park Tube station. “He is now hitting the track. While we wait I will sing a version of Celine Dion’s classic hit My Heart Will Go On.”

‘This is your captain speaking the boat is sinking…’

Such are the hideous dangers of travelling on public transport. Not only are you trapped in an airless metal tube, buy you are placed at the mercy at the unseen controller of the tannoy.

And so it is for the 189 passengers aboard a Boeing 737-800 waiting to leave Doncaster’s Robin Hood airport for a flight to Tenerife.

“Ding! Dong! This is you captain speaking,” says the captain. “We are currently cruising at an altitude of zero feet and at a speed

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