Ejection Protocol

The current story arc starts here.

Quick update on the Kickstarter: Just put in the order for the books (again) and they should be in within a couple of weeks. Hopefully they’ll come back fuckup-free, in which case I’ll finally be able to start the shipping process. It’s happening, I promise, it’s just taking a lot longer than I anticipated.

  • David Nuttall

    This is going to be an interesting NTSB investigation.
    – According to the Flight Data Recorder, the pilot let go of the controls approximately 30 seconds before the plane struck the tower, which was about 10 seconds before the plane crashed into the ground. Once it hit the tower, there was no saving the aircraft.
    – According to the Cockpit Voice Recorder, it appears the pilot got into a physical altercation with one of her passengers.

    – Oh, dear! Was it a hijacking attempt?
    – It doesn’t look like it at this time. Just the two women got into an argument about things unrelated to the flight which quickly escalated.
    – Um, I’m not seeing the fatality and damage numbers here.
    – Oh, no fatalities. One passenger successfully used an ejection seat and landed well away from the crash site. The pilot and the other passenger walked away from the actual crash. The tower cost almost a half-million dollars to repair and the destroyed aircraft also cost about a half-million dollars, but that last number may not be accurate as we found several unapproved after-market modifications to the aircraft.
    – If those two walked away, then it was a pretty soft landing?
    – Not so much. The FDR recorded 27 G’s just before it stopped working. There was also a fuel explosion when the plane struck the ground. It turns out these two women are just really tough.

    – So if it was not a hijacking, are we calling it pilot error, criminal act or what?
    – I think we have enough evidence to charge the passenger with Endangering an Aircraft in Flight and the pilot for Not Ensuring Control of an Aircraft in Flight.

    • KCGarza

      BahaHA!

    • Thomas

      Awesome!

  • RazorD9

    This is why it is important to obey the “fasten your seatbelt” sign on the plane.

  • Jesse Henson

    Quinn just hit the “make me shorter” button! Awesome!