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.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.
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.
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Lucky to be alive
Here's a tale of two guys who are lucky.
Posted by Peter A. Stinson on Thursday, October 12, 2006