Thursday, October 12, 2006

Lucky to be alive

Here's a tale of two guys who are lucky.
East Greenbush geologist Mark Zdunczyk found himself on unfamiliar ground five days ago -- stranded on a deserted beach, surrounded by miles of water and countless other featureless, sandy islands in the ocean.

He and his pilot had survived their twin-engine charter plane crashing into the clear, subtropical waters off the Bahamas. But Zdunczyk was hurt and their rescue hinged on a mayday call uttered by the pilot, John Bettencourt of Miami.
Sure, I'll give the controllers kudos... and the pilot for getting off a quick Mayday. However, they're lucky, too. You can find several articles, with different pictures, here.

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