Welcome to Lanzarote; the beach is just off the right side of the plane


And they really meant it on this flight.  An Air Europa plane, operating as a charter for Thomas Cook, ran off the end of the runway in the Canaries, resulting in damage to the plane and forcing the closure of the airport for several hours while emergency crews cleaned things up.  Fortunately no one was injured in the accident.

I do have to admire the ability of the Air Europa corporate spokesman to put the best spin possible on the event.

There was a problem on landing. All the passengers left the plane and are fine.  The plane came to a halt on the runway past the spot where it should have stopped.

Sure, it is only Monday, but that line is in the running for understatement of the week at this point.

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and .
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