Saturday, September 10, 2011

Clear the Runway

Financial Post [Toronto, Canada]
10 September 2011

It's what you 'no', not what you know

Jane MacDougall, Weekend Post

[Brad Armstrong, a Vancouver lawyer,] said it might just be legal lore, but a story circulates about an aviation accident some years back. It was winter. A small plane was having to make an emergency landing at a rural airport. The order to "Clear the runway" was given. The fellow who operated the snow-removal equipment, unaware of the unscheduled landing, immediately mounted his tractor and set out on the tarmac to remove the accumulated snow.

The plane landed with the worst possible consequences. [...]