Huh?: "Plane Misses Runway, Lands In Lava"

November 21, 2009


A passenger plane headed for an airport in eastern Congo overshot the runway (spider solitaire) and ended up crash-landing in lava. Wicked! Of course, I'm making this cooler than it actually was because it wasn't molten lava and it wasn't in the middle of a volcano. Truthfully, I don't even know why I'm reporting this besides 1. I'm awesome and B. journalism.

The plane was flying from Kinshasa to Goma, and passengers had warned the crew that there were heavy clouds, Radio Okapi said.

An official from the U.N. mission in Congo, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he does not have permission to speak with media, said there were 117 passengers aboard.

Thankfully, nobody was injured. Oh -- and I love how people that don't have permission to speak are always speaking. Such rule-breakers! Now, not to honk my own bike horn or anything, but crash landing an airplane in lava isn't that impressive. Because one time I docked my pirate ship in the middle of an earthquake. Seriously, right in the middle. The epicenter. I know the terminology, it happened.

Plane misses runway, lands in lava [msnbc]

Thanks to iceman, who would have cooled the lava with his superpowers and made an ice skating rink.

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