Shingle Springs, California
December 5, 2008 5:49pm CST
A few years back there was a flight that had a scary landing at Burbank Airport. The plane actually went off the runway, through the chain link fence, across the street and up to the gas station that was there. No major injuries or anything, thank goodness. Scary what could have happened. Anyway I was still living down in LA and my sister was in Sacramento and she was flying down for a visit. So I e-mailed her to find out when she was arriving. Her response: "I'll be arriving around 7 PM. Meet you at the gas station across the street." Gas station isn't there any more btw.
• United States
9 Dec 08
Hey, she has a since of humor. Burbank airport is my favorite LA area airport. I used to choice it when ever possible. Anything to avoid LAX. Which I remember having a flight form Imperial Valley during a strong windstorm and the plane just flew 50 feet off the ground the whole way because the pilot said their was less turbulence there. Made me never want to go to LAX or Imperial again.
• United States
6 Dec 08
That happened at Midway Airport actually... where the plane went through the wall and crossed the street. A car with a family in it were in the way and sadly the boy and his parents were killed. What is worse is that you said it was a GAS STATION! That would have taken out more than just the people in the area if not the plane passengers as well! God was really watching over them all. Well i think in light of the circumstances your sister had to have a sense of humor to keep her sanity =P Glad to know everyone was alright though.
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Dec 08
Yes it could have been much worse and that is why the gas station is no longer there. My sister wasn't on that flight by the way,she flew down a few days later. I just flew in and out of there this weekend, no incidents. But that one at Midway tells you how scary it could have been!
9 Dec 08
Hi Dawn. I heard of the other crash today in your area and was thinking about your trip at the weekend. Ha that must of been strange your Sister saying that to you though or emailing it. She will know where to go but will say "I am sure there was a gas station here before" I think where you are is slightly at risk from airplanes then. Well I am sure you are glad your sister is coming to visit. I am sure she will find you in the end.