That awful plane crash yesterday reminded me of what almost happened to Carol and myself.
We were on the plane, on line to take-off at Newark Airport, on our way to the WPBA Nationals in Miami, when the Captain came on the speaker and announced that we had to pull over to the side because the pilot in the plane behind us noticed that our rear main access door was open. Cripes. We were two planes from take-off. Carol and I looked at each other and said "HOLY S##T."
How does someone forget to close a door on an aircraft??? How come there were no alarms going off in the cockpit? My car tells me when a door is open, but a plane doesn't?
What would have happened if we took off like that?
Fran (glad to still be here.)