Fri, Jun 11, 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
"You have one minute to
Source: Security announcement at the US Capitol
Wednesday, as lawmakers and citizens who came to attend the state
funeral for former President Ronald Reagan were hustled out of the
building. The US Supreme Court was also evacuated because of a
(temporarily) unidentified aircraft approaching. It turned out the
aircraft was a Beechcraft King Air 200 carrying Kentucky Governor
Ernie Fletcher and his staff to the Reagan funeral ceremonies. The
aircraft, which apparently lost the use of its transponder shortly
after take-off, was in communication with controllers, who
apparently failed to pass the word of the arrival on to security
forces on alert for the funeral.
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