Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Just to continue the praying debate


This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
18 replies to this topic

#1 Jangler

Jangler

    oddly perched

  • Joined: 24-November 08
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • posts: 48,826
  • Reputation: 9,378
HUDDLER

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

Zod

    YOUR RULER

  • Joined: 24-November 08
  • posts: 20,088
  • Reputation: 14,958
MFCEO

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!"

#3 cookinwithgas

cookinwithgas

    Grey Poupon Elitest Trash

  • Joined: 25-November 08
  • posts: 24,381
  • Reputation: 2,333
SUPPORTER

Posted 25 March 2009 - 05:57 AM

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

#4 LiQuiD

LiQuiD

    Plumb Crazy

  • Joined: 21-January 09
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • posts: 2,260
  • Reputation: 51
HUDDLER

Posted 25 March 2009 - 07:21 AM

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

#5 engine9

engine9

    shoota muhfukkaina minute

  • Joined: 24-November 08
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • posts: 1,089
  • Reputation: 1
HUDDLER

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

Cyclonus

    Senior Member

  • Joined: 25-November 08
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • posts: 1,850
  • Reputation: 487
HUDDLER

Posted 25 March 2009 - 08:13 AM

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

#7 Carolina Husker

Carolina Husker

    I hate football

  • Joined: 24-November 08
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • posts: 10,530
  • Reputation: 393
HUDDLER

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

Davidson Deac II

    Senior Member

  • Joined: 24-November 08
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • posts: 17,924
  • Reputation: 1,458
HUDDLER

Posted 25 March 2009 - 08:14 AM

So what were the other 7 employees convicted of?

#9 Matt Foley

Matt Foley

    Member

  • Joined: 25-November 08
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • posts: 15,983
  • Reputation: 1
HUDDLER

Posted 25 March 2009 - 09:37 AM

Thank God the survivors prayed for justice.

#10 Epistaxis

Epistaxis

    Senior Member

  • Joined: 25-November 08
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • posts: 4,184
  • Reputation: 51
HUDDLER

Posted 25 March 2009 - 12:07 PM

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