View of the good, the bad, and the in-between from Pattaya and beyond
Friday, September 28, 2012
Flying With The Windows Down
Last Monday a small electrical fire forced the airplane carrying Mitt Romney's wife to make an emergency landing in Denver. The passengers escaped from the stricken jet without injury and later on stage at a political rally the GOP presidential candidate expressed his relief that his wife was safe and then said, “When you have a fire in an aircraft, there’s no place to go, exactly. And you can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that. It’s a real problem.”
People scratched their heads in wonderment, for the passenger fuselage is pressurized to allow the plane to travel through the oxygen-thin upper atmosphere.
Later on the Jay Leno Show Ann Romney said he was joking about the windows, but the real reason he wants the window to roll down was so that he can visit his dog strapped to the fuselage.
To see him speak on this matter, please go to the following URL;