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So, How Was Your Vacation?

Posted on | April 9, 2012 | 12 Comments

Advice to Tourists: When seeking a tropical resort destination, try to avoid locations where the beach is right next to the airport runway:

By the way, this never happens to tourists in sunny Vanuatu.


12 Responses to “So, How Was Your Vacation?”

  1. richard mcenroe
    April 9th, 2012 @ 3:25 pm

    If YouTube is anything to go by that happens a lot. Guess that’s why they never sold ringside seats to Shuttle launches.

  2. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 9th, 2012 @ 3:27 pm

    Did she break her neck?  If not, she was damn lucky.  

  3. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 9th, 2012 @ 3:27 pm

    If she did, give her a Darwin Award.  

  4. RichFader
    April 9th, 2012 @ 3:36 pm

    I wear contacts, so that looked incredibly painful even before she lost hold on the fence.

  5. Adjoran
    April 9th, 2012 @ 3:41 pm

    O/T – Bella Santorum is to be released from the hospital today:

  6. JeffS
    April 9th, 2012 @ 4:14 pm

    Some people would take this opportunity to point out the possible snark had the title of that video had been “Boy blown by a plane”. 

    But not me.  I merely note that some people are quite  unscrupulous.

  7. AMartel
    April 9th, 2012 @ 4:34 pm

    This is an airport in the Netherlands Antilles with a runway right past the beach.—Royal/Boeing-747-406/2084556/&sid=2e2026e935d5417c2d026323208e76ed

  8. AMartel
    April 9th, 2012 @ 4:41 pm

    Here’s another view.  This is a tourist attraction.  People go to this beach specifically to be blasted by airliners.  Too bad for the poor pilots.—Royal/Boeing-747-406/1252724/&sid=f21a92a075e6521542e4e97ac6c44c54

  9. AnonymousDrivel
    April 9th, 2012 @ 5:35 pm

    So, um, people are stupid?

    If you see a single episode of Jackass, Jersey Shore, or anything with Joy Behar, you can go ahead and skip the video.

  10. JeffS
    April 9th, 2012 @ 6:56 pm

     She was sitting up after her tumble, so she didn’t expire immediately.

  11. sheryl
    April 9th, 2012 @ 7:39 pm

     JeffS…you totally made my day..I literally just laughed out loud for a long time. A great end to a not so terrific day. Thanks!

  12. Adobe_Walls
    April 9th, 2012 @ 9:45 pm

    When I was in high school I knew people who used to go to Roaches Run which is a park along the Potomac near the runway at Reagan National Airport. After some would go out on the runway. Apparently the game involved hanging onto runway lights as planes came and went.
    While being trained to qualify for an ID allowing me to get on the runway at RDU we were shown a video of a pickup truck behind I believe a 737 as it fired up. The truck was considerably farther away than that fence in the video, the jets blast rolled that truck end over end and side over side for a couple hundred feet then up and over a 30 or 40 ft berm surrounding a pond. I’m amazed those people in the video aren’t tossed into the ocean.