Sunday, November 2, 2008

talk about lucky jokes

You want to talk about lucky? Two vehicles in Grand Junction,
Colorado were involved in a collision and by bizarre coinci-
dence all six of the passengers in the two vehicles survived
the accident. Why bizarre, you ask. Because the two vehicles
were planes.

The midair accident involved a Mesa County Sheriff's Office
plane carrying four people, including two prisoners, and two
men in a second aircraft.

"It's very miraculous," Barbara Chappell, an assistant at
the Mesa County Sheriff's Office said.

The sheriff's plane flew back to the Grand Junction Regional
Airport, while the second aircraft landed upside down in a
field 14 miles southeast of the airport.

Officials hadn't given a cause for the accident.

"All of a sudden, there was a plane right in front of us,"
said John Haefeli, who was in the second plane being flown
by his son.

He said his son tried to turn the plane's nose down but the
sheriff's plane sheared off a section of their tail.