Friday, August 05, 2005

I've been sitting on this blockbuster all week ...

And now that the crew and passengers of the ill-fated Air France jet that crashed in Toronto are all safe ... I can now reveal what new insight into the jet's harrowing landing during a blinding thunderstorm.

Some people on the ground reported seeing a white object near the cockpit as the plane approached the runway at a high speed. Apparently, the captain had opened the cockpit window, and indeed, enhanced photographs show that he was waving a white handkerchief with his left hand as the plane approached. Thus, the plane was even more difficult to control.

The preliminary finding of Air France's investigation is that the captain was in fact attempting to surrender to the thunderstorm.

See you next week.