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Obama's plane scare (Plane on loan from Hillary)
abc news ^ | July 8, 2008 | abc blog

Posted on 07/08/2008 6:54:54 AM PDT by varina davis

Obama's Plane Scare July 08, 2008 7:36 AM

By the time we all heard about it the unscheduled stop that the campaign plane of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, made in St. Louis yesterday was ultimately uneventful. But the incident was quite dicey there for a spell.

As the pilot struggled to re-gain control of the pitch of the plane - the angle of the nose of the plane - Obama was told that he and the other 44 passengers on board might have to assume the brace position upon landing, bending forward with their heads between their knees.

That ultimately did not happen, but National Transportation Safety Board chairman Mark Rosenker told ABC News' Dennis Powell yesterday that the incident "is extremely serious in this particular case."

An inflatable slide in the tail cone of the plane had deployed, making control of the plane tough. "There are hydraulic lines back there," Rosenker says. 'There are control cables that deal with the elevators and other area's of control surfaces for the aircraft, and could potentially make it extremely difficult if not impossible to fly the aircraft."

Three fire trucks met the plane on the tarmac in St. Louis. Obama called his wife Michelle to let her know he was fine before she saw anything on TV about the plane's unscheduled landing. The plane was supposed to land in Charlotte, NC.

This was not Obama's regular campaign plane, which is being overhauled. It was a loaner, having previously been used by Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY.


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hillary; obama; plane
Just FYI.
1 posted on 07/08/2008 6:54:55 AM PDT by varina davis
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To: varina davis

omG. lmao.


2 posted on 07/08/2008 6:55:51 AM PDT by commonguymd (Freedom and individual liberty is for everyone, including the odd and weird people like you.)
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To: varina davis
Are you joking about it previously being hillary’s plane?
3 posted on 07/08/2008 6:57:40 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: varina davis

HA HA HA!


4 posted on 07/08/2008 6:58:39 AM PDT by Coffee200am
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To: varina davis
Obama was told that he and the other 44 passengers on board might have to assume the brace position upon landing, bending forward with their heads between their knees.

The same position all Americans will have to assume if he is elected.

5 posted on 07/08/2008 6:59:20 AM PDT by Long Island Pete
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To: varina davis
This was not Obama's regular campaign plane, which is being overhauled. It was a loaner, having previously been used by Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY.

There must be some residual damage from landing under sniper fire.

6 posted on 07/08/2008 6:59:38 AM PDT by MaggieCarta ("Cold-hearted" Conservative and proud of it, man.)
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To: varina davis

7 posted on 07/08/2008 7:00:03 AM PDT by Coffee200am
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To: Long Island Pete

LOL! Thanks very much.


8 posted on 07/08/2008 7:00:21 AM PDT by MaggieCarta ("Cold-hearted" Conservative and proud of it, man.)
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To: varina davis

I don’t think the Obamanation handlers would let the High Prince of Socialism and World Change, get anywhere near a “Clinton plane”.


9 posted on 07/08/2008 7:01:20 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: varina davis
It was a loaner, having previously been used by Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY.

LOL!

10 posted on 07/08/2008 7:01:37 AM PDT by maggief
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To: varina davis

Suspicions confirmed!


11 posted on 07/08/2008 7:03:23 AM PDT by shove_it (and have a nice day)
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To: ExTexasRedhead
Obama was told that he and the other 44 passengers on board might have to assume the brace position upon landing, bending forward with their heads between their knees.

Ping. Every taxpayer will have to assume that same position if this P0$ gets elected.

I heard he fixed the problem by himself and then flew it to the next destination too. < /sarc>

12 posted on 07/08/2008 7:03:45 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (A vote for any Democrat from BO on down the ticket is a vote for $10 a gallon gas.)
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To: varina davis
It was a loaner, having previously been used by Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY.

No doubt leased from Foster & Brown Aviation.

13 posted on 07/08/2008 7:06:17 AM PDT by LikeLight (http://www.believersguidetolegalissues.com)
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To: varina davis
It was a loaner, having previously been used by Sen. Hillary Clinton

Of all the planes in all the towns in all the world...


14 posted on 07/08/2008 7:07:38 AM PDT by Nick Danger (www.swiftvets.com)
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To: varina davis
OMG, you've got to be kidding me. No wait...I so totally believe it.
15 posted on 07/08/2008 7:08:24 AM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: Coffee200am
I don't think the Beast is laughing about it today.

I think ashtrays are flying, and some flunky is getting an earful about how to do the job right.

16 posted on 07/08/2008 7:10:18 AM PDT by libs_kma (The land of the free, because of the brave)
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To: varina davis
My first thought was that this had to be a recreation of the movie “Airplane” upon reading it was an inflatable item that caused the problem.
17 posted on 07/08/2008 7:10:30 AM PDT by SledgeCS (Build the fence. Deport the Illegals. Sell all their assets to cover the cost.)
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To: varina davis

What fun! I wondered if there was a link and there is apparently. Where’s my bowl of popcorn?


18 posted on 07/08/2008 7:13:24 AM PDT by marychesnutfan
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To: varina davis

19 posted on 07/08/2008 7:18:13 AM PDT by maggief
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To: varina davis

See Huma, I told you to add that extra eye of newt...just for that, no cankles with your cornflakes this morning...

20 posted on 07/08/2008 7:18:16 AM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Gov. Granholm=Garbage)
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To: SledgeCS
...My first thought was that this had to be a recreation of the movie “Airplane” upon reading it was an inflatable item that caused the problem. ...

Maybe Bill left his girlfriend on the plane.

21 posted on 07/08/2008 7:19:15 AM PDT by FReepaholic (Me no bottom man. Me top man.)
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To: SledgeCS
My first thought was that this had to be a recreation of the movie “Airplane” upon reading it was an inflatable item that caused the problem.


22 posted on 07/08/2008 7:20:21 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Good work, but with looter guy, shouldn’t that be a complimentary Heinekin bottle in Hillary’s front paw?


23 posted on 07/08/2008 7:25:56 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I can’t take credit. I “borrowed” it. :)


24 posted on 07/08/2008 7:28:11 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Long Island Pete
bending forward with their heads between their knees.

What is so unusual about them assuming this position?

RCI

25 posted on 07/08/2008 7:30:22 AM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: SledgeCS

You posted: My first thought was that this had to be a recreation of the movie “Airplane” upon reading it was an inflatable item that caused the problem.
***

If I recall correctly, in “Airplane” the inflatable auto-pilot was actually somewhat of a hero. Of course, inflation was initially a problem, but the pretty girl was able to take care of that problem through an aptly-located valve. Afterward, smoking was briefly allowed in the cockpit...


26 posted on 07/08/2008 7:31:26 AM PDT by NCLaw441
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To: missnry
What is so unusual about them assuming this position?

Not a thing, if your a liberal.

27 posted on 07/08/2008 7:34:10 AM PDT by Long Island Pete
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To: varina davis

My prayer is never answered!


28 posted on 07/08/2008 7:37:19 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("Are you saying Jesus can't hit a curve ball? - Harris to Cerrano - Major League)
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To: libs_kma

“I think ashtrays are flying, and some flunky is getting an earful about how to do the job right.”

Ha ha! Good one!


29 posted on 07/08/2008 7:42:45 AM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: varina davis

“Obama was told that he and the other 44 passengers on board might have to assume the brace position upon landing, bending forward with their heads between their knees”

Guy sitting next to barak:
“NO ! The pilot meant put your head between your OWN knees.”


30 posted on 07/08/2008 7:43:59 AM PDT by daku ("My dream continues with ferocity, thank you.")
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To: varina davis

“pitch problem”= Shrillary Airlines


31 posted on 07/08/2008 7:44:17 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: varina davis

“I smell a rat, Walter.” - Edward G. Robinson, “Double Indemnity”.


32 posted on 07/08/2008 7:51:56 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Does Obama know ANYONE who likes America, capitalism, or white people?)
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To: varina davis
It was a loaner, having previously been used by Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY.


33 posted on 07/08/2008 7:56:48 AM PDT by McGruff (This is not the [insert name here] I knew.)
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To: Coffee200am

bttt


34 posted on 07/08/2008 7:58:11 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: varina davis

Ya just can’t make this shit up...


35 posted on 07/08/2008 8:11:05 AM PDT by milky
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To: Long Island Pete

lmao!!!


36 posted on 07/08/2008 8:31:58 AM PDT by MadelineZapeezda ( MUST SEE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkgHkxIfgBc)
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To: daku

lol


37 posted on 07/08/2008 8:33:46 AM PDT by commonguymd (Freedom and individual liberty is for everyone, including the odd and weird people like you.)
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To: varina davis

*snicker snicker* Arkancide.


38 posted on 07/08/2008 8:35:56 AM PDT by dforest (I had almost forgotten that McCain is the nominee. Too bad I was reminded.)
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To: varina davis

Actually it’s a rental, from Midwest Airlines. They’re responsible for maintenance, not Clinton.


39 posted on 07/08/2008 8:44:12 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Ditter

It was turned over to the Obama campaign, specially modified, so the screws would jam durng flight.

The sabotage was not quite well enough done.

“Arkancide” was one of the first thoughts to cross my mind, even if the plane HADN’T been recently in the hands of the “opposition Democrat” people.

What did Herself, still the Cold and Joyless, know, and when did she know it?


40 posted on 07/08/2008 8:45:32 AM PDT by alloysteel (Barack Hussein Obama, Jr., the candidate of change - change the rules, change your mind....)
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To: shove_it

“Suspicions confirmed!”

Probably the first circumstance in which Freepers and Michelle O. are thinking alike.


41 posted on 07/08/2008 8:47:39 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: All

Guess he isn’t going to ask Hillary to be on his ticket now. LOL


42 posted on 07/08/2008 8:57:52 AM PDT by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: pepperhead

btt


43 posted on 07/08/2008 9:02:21 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (I'm planting corn...Have to feed my car...)
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To: varina davis

Really amazing to think about the possibilities of this.

If the worst had happened, it would be a very very bad thing for our country.
It would fuel conspiracy theories for decades, and fire up the excuse making and blame casting.


44 posted on 07/08/2008 9:04:58 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland ("We have to drain the swamp" George Bush, September 2001)
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To: HereInTheHeartland
"If the worst had happened, it would be a very very bad thing for our country."

Yeah, it would be bad - for awhile, but it might be worth it in the long run. There's no way to know now, we'll just have to wait a few years to see what we could have missed but I would not mourn his passing. Regardless of how it might be accomplished, whether by an act of God or an act of a madman, I'd just order another bowl of popcorn, a six-pac of Bud, put my feet up and watch the fireworks.

45 posted on 07/08/2008 9:25:19 AM PDT by oldfart (The most dangerous man is the one who has nothing left to lose.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Any journalist with power in this country could win the Pulitzer and make a name for him/herself by exposing the Clintons and making sure they ended up in prison for the rest of their lives. It’s rather amazing that none dare go after the grifters, but then again, their lives would be in danger, their pets killed, and probably their family members tortured, beheaded, and killed. The collusion of these nitwit ‘journalists” is stunning. By subordinating themselves to the fake “leader”, they got the power to shape the weak-kneed President, who by constantly pointing a wet finger in the wind, based his decisions on what the media told him was popular. The media ran the country from ‘93-00, Bill and Hill were merely puppets of the criminal cabal. Powerful puppets, but in complete collusion with the Media empire.


46 posted on 07/08/2008 9:26:13 AM PDT by mallardx
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To: varina davis

My wife thinks the entire emergency landing was staged because Brak did not want to be in North Carolina on the eve of Jesse Helm’s funeral. Uniters must avoid the appearance of gloating, and all that.


47 posted on 07/08/2008 10:14:54 AM PDT by Blogatron (Brought to you by The American Frog Council - "Frog; The other green meat.")
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...

Oh, c’mon, this is just a *massive coincidence*. She probably had her campaign stop paying for maintenance well before her campaign imploded.


48 posted on 07/08/2008 10:55:20 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_________________________Profile updated Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: varina davis

Just because we are finished with June, it doesn’t mean that bad things can’t also happen in July. (Or August.)


49 posted on 07/08/2008 8:08:44 PM PDT by doug from upland (8 million views of HILLARY! UNCENSORED - put some ice on it, witch)
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