MB Vacay Pt. 2: The Plane Crash

Confused by the title of this post? Wondering if it’s a joke? Well, it’s not. I saw a plane crash yesterday.

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We were enjoying a beautiful day on the beach, just like everyday. Brook and I had just returned from a walk, and everyone was hanging out under my family’s tent. All of a sudden, my brother-in-law, Robert says, “Isn’t that plane flying too low?”

I looked up and it all happened so fast. One of those airplanes that carry a banner for the beachwear stores took a nose dive right into the ocean close to the shore. We couldn’t even believe what we saw, my mom actually said, “Is this real?” It was just so wild.

People and lifeguards alike went sprinting into the ocean. I saw the pilot emerge from the plane and wave his arms for help. The lifeguards got to him and pulled him to shore. The tail of the plane bobbed for a few minutes before going under.

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That’s the tail of the plane in the ocean.

Emergency response then showed up, and spent the majority of yesterday blocking that section of the beach off. They still haven’t gotten the plane out of the ocean yet, and to be honest I’m not sure how they plan to do it.

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It was crazy to witness something like that, but at the same time I feel very fortunate that no one was hurt. I’m happy the pilot survived and was okay. I’m also thankful that he landed off shore rather than on the beach considering so many people could have been hurt. Craziest thing I’ve ever witnessed.

Anyway on to happier things. Besides that, the trip has been enjoyable. Last night we went to Liberty Brewery and Steakhouse. I got the largest rack of ribs I’ve ever seen in my life. They were awesome though!

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We’ve also been to Fat Tuesday for drinks a few times. It’s awesome now that everyone is 21 and we can all (well except my sister because she’s pregnant) go out for drinks together. My mom is obsessed with the jello shots!

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The only downfall to the trip is that it’s been so crowded everywhere we go. It took us 30 minutes the other night just to find parking at Broadway at the Beach! And most times, because there’s so many people using the network, my cell phone service has been spotty. Those are things I can live with though.

Well, I’m about to go ride a banana boat now. Let’s hope that today is less eventful than yesterday!

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever seen?

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3 Comments

  1. bekah w

     /  July 19, 2012

    that’s nuts! i’m glad everyone was okay!

    Reply
  2. Jenna

     /  July 19, 2012

    a tsunami

    Reply
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