Friday, March 16, 2007

Safe and sound

We landed at 2:15am. Compliments to the pilots and staff of Mango airlines. Better safe than sorry!
Furthermore I want to thank the passangers. Of course there were those who grumbled and made scenes, but they were in the minority and chose not to take the second flight. Among those who remained, a bond was created which made me exceptionally proud to be South African. We all had smiles on our faces as we boarded, sharing sharp wit to lighten the moment. Matthew was getting hungry and an Indian man gave him a chocolate. I was loaded with hand-luggage and a stranger offered to push ouma in her wheelchair.
Re a leboga


digitaldion said...

What an ordeal!!! I am pleased that you're safe and sound!

It is amazing, with all the traveling that I do I have only once ever had a similar (although not nearly so severe) an experience of weather on a flight (flying into East London, or it could have been PE).

Wow! Go well with the memorial service today. I am thinking of you guys and praying for you!

digitaldion said...

PS. You should have taken the Vespa! It would have been quicker.... And more stylish.

Yzerfontein said...

That's really awesome. They may be low-cost but the pilots aren't - there's nothing wrong with the pilots of Mango flights.

digitaldion said...

So, come on, post a photie of that lovely Vesparoogie of yours that is running now!

You're a man of many talents, theologian, preacher, counselor, father, husband, friend, and MECHANIC!!! I am very impressed!

So, we need to go for a ride soon!

I hope you feel better soon!

Rock in the Grass said...

Peace Brother