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#1 Jangler

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 03:03 AM

http://www.reuters.c...E52N63B20090325

Crash pilot who paused to pray is convicted

PALERMO (Reuters) - A Tunisian pilot who paused to pray instead of taking emergency measures before crash-landing his plane, killing 16 people, has been sentenced to 10 years in jail by an Italian court along with his co-pilot.

The 2005 crash at sea off Sicily left survivors swimming for their lives, some clinging to a piece of the fuselage that remained floating after the ATR turbo-prop aircraft splintered upon impact.

A fuel-gauge malfunction was partly to blame but prosecutors also said the pilot succumbed to panic, praying out loud instead of following emergency procedures and then opting to crash-land the plane instead trying to reach a nearby airport.

Another five employees of Tuninter, a subsidiary of Tunisair, were sentenced to between eight and nine years in jail by the court, in a verdict handed down Monday.

The seven accused, who were not in court, will not spend time in jail until the appeals process has been exhausted.

#2 Zod

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 05:01 AM

I can picture god up in heaven screaming down to him "fly the damn plane moron, we'll talk later!"

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 05:57 AM

I'm sure if he was a Christian pilot, everything would have worked out OK.

#4 LiQuiD

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 07:21 AM

I guess prayer doesn't fly planes....physics does. Interesting.

#5 engine9

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 08:01 AM

well if this doesn't convince people to give up their faith and quit praying nothing will.

#6 Cyclonus

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 08:13 AM

I guess it worked. The pilot lived. Maybe those other 16 should have prayed too! :eek:

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 08:13 AM

It's just another reminder of God's plan and the idiots he uses to make it unfold.

#8 Davidson Deac II

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 08:14 AM

So what were the other 7 employees convicted of?

#9 Matt Foley

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 09:37 AM

Thank God the survivors prayed for justice.

#10 Epistaxis

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 12:07 PM

At least distracted drivers on cell phones have someone on the other end.

#11 Jangler

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 12:08 PM

:lol:

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 12:19 PM

At least distracted drivers on cell phones have someone on the other end.


:cheers2:

#13 SmootsDaddy89

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 12:23 PM

At least distracted drivers on cell phones have someone on the other end.


LMAO


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#14 dexterpyro

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 09:41 PM

He shouldve watched bruce almighty.....GOd is not going to do everything for you...you got to do it for yourself and hope he has guidance


Religion is full of hypocrisy and contradictions.....

#15 LiQuiD

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 07:18 AM

Is Bruce Almighty the Newest Testament?