22 September 2005
so my roommates and i watched this story unfold last night for about 1 1/2 hours. they kept saying the plane was scheduled to land in 20 mintues or so, but it turns out that "so" means "over an hour from now". either way, it was incredibly dramatic and scary, but the landing was nearly perfect. one slight bounce and both back wheels were down, and then the front wheels came down only to smoke and spark and be basically ground down to the nub as the plane came to a wonderfully breath-releasing stop. it drove me crazy that the doors didn't open immediately and all the passengers didn't come screaming with joy off the plane and dance around, but i'm satisfied anyway.