Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Ghost Pilot

A commercial airplane pilot with 30 years experience, was flying a 747 from Chicago to Los Angeles. One of the flight attendants on board was his daughter.

During the course of the flight, the plane suffered one problem after another. The pilot did everything he could to compensate for the mechanical failures. His daughter, in the meantime, tried to keep the passengers calm.

Finally, she had a spare moment and slipped into the cockpit. "Daddy, tell me what's going to happen," she said.

"It's serious," her father answered. "We can't get to any airport. I'll have to make an emergency landing in on of those fields down there."

"We're going to die, aren't we?" the daughter asked. Her father looked her straght in the eye. "I promise I will never let anything bad happen to you."

His daughter went back and prepared her passengers for the landing. As they descended, the pilot could barely keep control of the aircraft. Then the landing gear failed. The 747 hit the ground hard. One of the wings broke off and the plane swung around wildly before it came to rest.

Among the passengers there were few lacerations, plenty of bruises and one or two broken bones. But everyone was alive. It was a different story in the pilot's cockpit. In the impact, the pilot's neck had been broken. He was dead.

The daughter was grief-stricken. But she was also proud of her father for having saved the lives of more than 200 people.

Several years later, the daughter was preparing a plane for takeoff. As she stepped into the galley, she saw her father's ghost. "Get off the plane. There's trouble with the engines. If the ground crew doesn't correct the problem, the plane will crash."

Frightened, the woman hurried off the plane, found the foreman of the mechanics and convinced him to re-inspect the engines one last time. The foreman found a fault in the engine which would have caused the plane to explode on takeoff.

The young woman's father had kept his promise. Even in death, he had saved her ife again.

13 comments:

  1. That's not scary at all...

    It's kinda sad, but with a pretty happy ending

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  2. Not scary, but it IS paranormal enough for mild creepypasta status.

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  3. I actually like this story.alot.It's just...diffrent :D

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  4. this really struck home for me. the ending made me cry. Not really sure why, but the very last sentence coaxed out a sudden burst of emotion.

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  5. Not scary, but i found it pretty heartwarming and nice :) a father's love that defeats even death itself.

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  6. I got the warm fuzzies from it. There's just something about someone reaching out from beyond the grave to save a loved one's life that is just really touching to me. I approve. :D

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  7. Even though it's very mildly creepy, it's also quite heart-warming.

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  8. this creepypasta not happy shit this makes girls say ahh not me you shit head

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  9. ^ WHAT IS THIS I DON'T EVEN.

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  10. It's more of a believe-it-or-not story. Not creepy, just heartwarming. Kinda like the one titled Love, although that one is more elaborate and well written.

    http://inuscreepystuff.blogspot.com/2011/06/love.html

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  11. "We're going to die, aren't we?" the daughter asked. Her father looked her straght in the eye. "I promise I will never let anything bad happen to you."

    Two years later, the daughter was sitting around the house and got really horny, and was like "sigh...no man around to do me...what a BAD THING to happen to me..."

    ...

    ...

    ...and that's it. What? You expected me to write a hawt incest scene didn't you. I'm sorry, KI Simpson.

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  12. A few different patch sizes,sandpapercarbon fiber rimsor a metal scraper, and a tube of glue), a set of tire levers, and an air pump.
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    Once you’ve found the leak, take note of whether it is on the inner or outer side of the tube.
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    Apply a dab of rubber cement, and then spread it into a thin coat, using your cleanest finger. Work quickly. You want a thin, smooth coat of cement; if you keep fiddling with it as it begins to dry, you’ll risk making it lumpy. The thinner the cement, the faster it will dry. It is very important to allow the cement to dry completely.
    Peel the foil from the patch and press the patch onto the tube firmly, squeezing the patch tightly onto the tube.

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