Wednesday, July 18, 2007
I'm Ashamed of Myself
Sao Paulo, Brazil (AP) -- At least 200 people may be dead after a TAM Airlines passenger plane crashed into a building while attempting to land at Sao Paulo's Congonhas airport. The Airbus A320 with 176 people on board was approaching Sao Paulo from Porto Alegre when it apparently slammed into a highway and skidded into the front of the building. The plane had 176 people on board; there were an undetermined number of casualties on the ground.
Sao Paulo Fire Department Col. Manuel Antonio Araujo confirms that forensic experts have already begun attempting to identify the victims, but admits that the process will be a difficult one due mostly to the fact that no one in Brazil has dental records (see below).
(Yeah, yeah I know -- "going to hell" and all that. Save it. It's a joke, albeit a very tasteless one. If it makes you feel any better, as I typed the words I winced like Tina when she knew she'd just pissed off Ike. But if you're really that offended, feel free to direct your comments here.)