Funny Story from The Week Magazine

> “A Singapore Airlines flight had to make an emergency landing after emissions from a flock [sic] of flatulent goats triggered smoke alarms. The cargo plane was en route from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur, carrying 2,186 goats, when crewmembers heard a warning indicating the plane was on fire. The 747 diverted to Bali, where emergency services boarded the craft but were unable to find any trace of fire, heat, or smoke. Inspectors concluded that a harmless buildup of “exhaust gases and manure” produced by the live cargo had triggered the alarm.”

Some may remember Jim Alexander and Diana Josephson, who were our partners when we originally bought the house in Annapolis. At one point Jim was actively involved in trying to develop a new line of commercial airships (blimps) for transport. Jim figured a good market would be carrying sheep (or goats — many of us really can’t tell the difference) from Kenya to Saudi Arabia. . . .

. . . . or Sydney to Kuala Lumpur, I suppose.

In the event, it never got off the ground.

About Bruce

Work for sustainable development of small islands and the Chesapeake Bay; ex-Peace Corps (Volunteer and staff) in LA & Caribbean; cruised Caribbean on S/Y Meander for three years; like small tropical islands, French canals, Umbria, Tasmania, and NZ. Married 52 years to the late Kincey Burdett Potter (see President of the now-sunsetting Island Resources Foundation.
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