Arrived in NC

I’ve spent the last few days wandering around New York with Grrlscientist. The Empire State Building is not good for vertigo. And the we saw a really neat film at the AMNH (seriously, watch it if you can).
This afternoon we arrived safely in North Carolina, having left from La Guardia. One of the first things we heard was that an American Airlines plane had crashed taking off from La Guardia. We weren’t on it, fortunately (but we were flying with the same airline). Grrlscientist is worried about what species of bird it was that died when it hit the plane.


There are a few bloggers here, I haven’t met anyone else from NN yet. Where are you all, eh?

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11 Responses to Arrived in NC

  1. Maxine Clarke says:

    I wrote in response at Friend feed, thank goodness nobody seems to have been hurt. And thankfully you and Grrl are safe. Although I adore birds, I think I am more glad that the humans involved were OK.

  2. Bob O'Hara says:

    It’s quite impressive that nobody was hurt (other than the bird, of course). The airport is in the city.
    Anyway, at the moment Bora is wondering where Henry is.

  3. Cath Ennis says:

    Oh man, I know a few people who might have been on that plane. I’m glad everyone’s OK.

  4. Eva Amsen says:

    I’ll be there tomorrow. I still need to clean and pack and get the keys to the neighbours (for the cat) and sleep and take the night bus and figure out where I’m supposed to be at the airport and eat dinner and – and – I probably should step away from the computer.
    I just heard about that plane, too. Glad everyone is fine! (Except the bird. Why does this not happen more often, though? I thought they tested planes for birds collisions?)

  5. Åsa Karlström says:

    Good to hear that you are ok, both of you (and others).
    Have a great conference!! And I guess you can look for the crocs?

  6. Henry Gee says:

    We found eachother. Me and Bob and Grrl and lots of others were convivial until quite late.

  7. Brian Derby says:

    The bird(s) were probably Canada Geese. You need a pretty chunky bird to completely destroy the engine and a formation to get both engines.

  8. Bob O'Hara says:

    I see, Brian. You’re blaming the Canadians too. :-)

  9. Christie Wilcox says:

    Other people seem to blame geese, too. Though I like the stat of “A 4-pound bird exerts more than 6 tons of force if hit by a plane traveling 200 mph” – those poor birds.

  10. Richard Carter, FCD says:

    I think, bearing in mind the relative velocities, it would be more correct to say that the plane hit the birds, not the birds hit the plane.

  11. Louis Shackleton says:

    I’m glad you both made it in one piece, Bob. JanieBelle would have been soooo disappointed.