Dangerousness of Drifting

Good read.

Nick Elizondo

 And she said, “The Philistines are upon you, Samson!” And he awoke from his sleep and said, “I will go out as at other times and shake myself free.” But he did not know that the Lord had left him.

~ Judges 16:20

Five days after Christmas 1972, Eastern Air Lines Flight 401 departed from JFK Airport heading to Miami International Airport.  As it began it’s decent into Miami when the pilots flipped the switch to let down the landing gear they noticed the landing gear indicator light on their dash did not light up. As they began to assess the situation they received orders from the tower to climb to 2,000 feet and the hold due west over the Everglades.

What  tragically transpired next was while the pilots were working on the situation wondering if the light was simply out or if they had a real issue, the…

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