Tue, Jul 06, 2004
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
Quote of the Day usually derives from current news, though we
reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have a bearing
on the day's events and issues.
Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the
content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if
particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves
become future Quotes of the Day.
Let us hear from you, folks!
Aero-News Quote of the Day
"We thought it was terrorists. I
thought we were all gonna die."
Source: Philadelphia resident June DeLuca, who
was in the terminal at Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International
Airport when an SUV came crashing through the glass wall, through
the Southeast Airlines ticket counter and into a wall. The Miami
Herald reports the Lincoln Navigator was driven by former Cuban
Olympic athlete Alexis Vila. As to why Vila smashed into the
terminal at a high rate of speed -- or why there's no protection
against such acts of terror -- nobody yet knows. Vila has been sent
to a psychiatric hospital for evaluation.
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