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The world’s smartest politician

An airplane was making a flight from New York City to Washington, DC. The people on board were the pilot, a politician, a Boy Scout, and a priest. Suddenly, the engine stalled.

The pilot said: “There are only three parachutes on board. I have got a family down there. I need to take care of them." He grabbed a parachute and jumped out of the plane.

The politician said: “I am the world's smartest politician. There is an election coming up. I need to win it to lead the country into a better future." He grabbed a parachute and jumped out,...

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Cat installed

After every flight, pilots fill out a form describing problems that need repair or correction. The mechanics correct the problem and respond what remedial action was taken.

Read some actual logged maintenance complaints and the solution recorded by maintenance engineers.
(P = the problem logged by the pilot.
S = the solution and action taken by the engineers.)

P: Left inside main tire almost needs replacement.
S: Almost replaced left inside main tire.

P: Test flight OK, except auto-land very rough.
S: Auto-land not installed on this aircraft.

P: Something loose in cockpit.
S: Something tightened...

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Bizarre plane accidents

A British pilot observed that the engine of his World War II-era Tiger Moth stalled just after takeoff southwest of London. Therefore, he made an emergency landing. However, when he was about to touch down in a field a cow wandered into his way. Watch the cow being knocked to the ground and watch other (near) accidents. The two-seater was damaged, but landed safely. Although the cow was hit by the plane's lower left wing (watch the video), she was reportedly uninjured. A tragic incident occurred in Australia, also with a Tiger Moth. Both the pilot and his female assistant died....
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Aardbeving

Op 12 mei 2008 werd de Chinese provincie Sichuan getroffen door een zeer krachtige aardbeving. Een passagier was op dat moment in Chengdu, gelegen op 130 kilometer van het epicentrum van de beving.

Als om 14:30 uur de aarde beeft, bevind ik mij op een van de veiligste plekken in de hele regio: het vliegveld van Chengdu. Ik zit al in het vliegtuig van KLM, dat in de rij staat voor de startbaan. Hoewel de beving zeer krachtig is, realiseert niemand in het toestel zich dat er een aardbeving is.

  Vliegtuigen schudden wel vaker als...
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Parkeren op en bij Schiphol

Passagiers die met de auto naar Schiphol gaan, hebben de keus tussen parkeren op de luchthaven zelf of in de buurt van Schiphol. Wat kost dat en hoe bevalt dat?

Daarvoor kun je verschillende sites raadplegen, zoals Lang parkeren Schiphol of Parkeervergelijker. De parkeerterreinen P1 en P2 op Schiphol liggen op loopafstand van de vertrekhal en zijn bedoeld voor kort parkeren. De tarieven zijn €4 per uur tot maximaal €27 per dag en vanaf de vierde dag €22,50 per dag.


P3 ligt verderaf en is bedoeld voor...
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OH, MY GOD!

Shortly after takeoff the captain made an announcement over the intercom:

"Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. Welcome to Flight Number 293, nonstop to Los Angeles. The weather ahead is good and, therefore, we should have a smooth and uneventful flight. Now sit back and relax...OH, MY GOD!"

Silence followed, and after a few minutes, the captain came back on the intercom and said: "Ladies and gentlemen, I am so sorry if I scared you earlier. While I was talking to you, the flight attendant accidentally spilled a cup of hot coffee in my lap....
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