Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Plane makes emergency landing after pilot insists on speaking to God

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Now, if someone thinks they can communicate with God that's fine, but most people would probably prefer if they didn't try to this while co-piloting a transatlantic flight.

Passengers on an Air Canada flight from Toronto to London received a shock when their plane made an emergency landing at Shannon airport in Ireland, after which they witnessed their co-pilot being carried into the cabin in restraints saying that he wanted to "talk to God".

The landing occurred after the crew declared a medical emergency and, helpfully, one passenger was happy to describe the scene to a news agency:

"He [the co-pilot] was very, very distraught. He was yelling loudly at times. He was swearing and asking for God and very distressed. He basically said he wanted to talk to God."

[Thanks Frank]

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

This story seems to have very little to do with humanism and everything to do with an unfortunate person's mental illness, which makes me wonder what it is doing here? It saddens me to think that it might have been posted here for our amusement.