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Just to continue the praying debate

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http://www.reuters.com/article/oddlyEnoughNews/idUSTRE52N63B20090325

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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So what were the other 7 employees convicted of?

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Thank God the survivors prayed for justice.

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

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:lol:

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

:cheers2:

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