Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Inhofe's Landing Audio: Listen to the Call on Senator's Dangerous Landing

Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe endangered the lives of several airport construction workers in November when he landed on a closed runway in Texas.

Inhofe says it's old news, but the FAA report, publishing online last week, provides chilling details of the senator's landing, including his "sky hopping" the plane over several trucks that were on the runway.

Now, thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we can listen to one of the calls made to report Inhofe's landing. The call makes clear that the workers were more than a little alarmed about Inhofe's plane and its dangerous landing.

A couple of highlight: The called notes that Inhofe "damn near hit a big red dually," whose driver probably "wet his britches." At the end of the tape, the airport manager and veteran pilot talks about the "recklessness" of Inhofe's actions.

Interesting, but not what you'd call inspiring behavior for a U.S. senator:


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