Fright Flight

Fall 2004 CSANews Issue 52  |  Posted date : May 15, 2007.Back to list

Passengers on a commuter plane are waiting for the flight to leave. The entrance opens and two men walk up the aisle, dressed in pilot uniforms. Both are wearing dark glasses. One is using a seeing eye dog and the other is tapping his way up the aisle with a cane.

Nervous laughter spreads through the cabin as the men enter the cockpit and close the door. As the engines start up, the passengers begin glancing around nervously, searching for some sign that this is just a practical joke. None is forthcoming. The plane moves faster and faster down the runway. People at the windows realize that the plane is headed straight for the water at the edge of the airport territory.

As it begins to look as though the plane will never take off, and it will plow into the water, panicked screams fill the cabin – but at that moment, the plane lifts smoothly into the air.

The passengers relax and laugh a little sheepishly, and soon they have all retreated into their magazines, secure in the knowledge that the plane is in good hands. Up in the cockpit, the co-pilot turns to the pilot and says, "You know, Bob, one of these days they're going to scream too late, and we're all gonna die".