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03-23-08, 07:21 PM #1
New Terrorist Weapon? Minced Onions Cause Airplane Emergency, Forced Landing
Crew Diverts To Boston After Being Overcome
POSTED: 7:47 am EDT March 22, 2008
UPDATED: 4:57 pm EDT March 22, 2008
BOSTON -- Hold the onions! The crew of an Alitalia flight made an emergency landing at Logan International Airport after being overcome by noxious fumes.
However, the reports of a toxic chemical leak that sent Boston firefighters and emergency workers into their hazmat suits turned out to be five tons of minced onions.
The plane was bound to Miami from Milan Tuesday night when the crew was overcome by the odor and donned oxygen masks.
After inspecting the cargo in the aircraft, FAA spokesman Jim Peters said investigators determined the scare was caused by the vegetables.
“We narrowed it down to the 10,000 pounds of onions in the cargo hold,” he told The Boston Herald.
The onions were added to the FAA “No Fly List” and the cargo was trucked from Boston to Miami. The crew flew the plane to New York Friday.
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03-23-08, 10:12 PM #2
Must have been a tearful flight.
Hold the onions!
A smile cost nothing, but gives so much.
It enriches those who receive it,without making poorer those who give.It takes but a moment, but the memoryof it sometimes lasts forever.
None is so rich or mighty that hecan get along without it,and none is so poor but thathe can be made rich by it.
A smile creates happiness in the home,fosters goodwill in business,and is the countersign of friendship.
It brings rest to the weary,cheer to the discouraged, sunshine to the sad,and it is nature's best antidote for trouble.
Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed,or stolen, for it is something that is of novalue to anyone until it is given away.
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What a crying shame.
03-24-08, 04:44 AM #4
Onions on a Plane (2008) -Plot Summary
Nelville Flynn escorts a witness onto a plane headed for Los Angeles. Problem is, an assassin who is bent on killing the witness has released a crate containing about 10,000 onions onto the same plane. Nelville finds out and he's bent on doing his job and getting the onions back where they belong; on land. Or in onion heaven, where they'd be harmless. But can he get the onions off the plane before it's too late?Pleasing nobody, one person at a time.
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