Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Annals of octothorpia

The flight had gone smoothly until the plane hit the birds, with a few exceptions. One was the bulletproof cockpit door, which was apparently sticky. Captain Sullenberger complained soon after the recording began, “oh, that # door again.” (The transcript uses the “#” sign to denote expletives.)
—"Captain Testifies at Flight 1549 Hearing," NYT

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