I have low tolerance for people reposting bullshit stories on social media, how difficult is it to fact check something?
Even less tolerance for racist assumptions and stereotyping.
This appeared on Facebook lazily reposted by Jenny Meredith in October 2015 (probably not the originator – have also seen it attributed to “Boere Krisis Aksie” in 2013– a Boer preservation movement by the look of it) and just now reposted by an acquaintance of mine.
SOUTH AFRICA: PROBABLY THE ONLY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD WHERE THE PILOTS DRIVE A PASSENGER PLANE AS IF IT IS A 20-SEATER MINI-BUS TAXI!
B737-200 at Hoedspruit, South Africa.
The ‘previously disadvantaged’ pilot of this B737-200 landed at Hoedspruit (ex airforce base) in the dark.
And he proceeded to take the wrong taxiway.
Having arrived at a dead end he then attempted to turn around by reversing (using reverse thrust).
He misjudged and put the main gear off the concrete. It then rolled back down the bank. He then tried to climb out using full power.
Of course with the engines that close to the ground, they ingested grass, stones, mud, sticks, dust, sand, etc.
If it wasn’t raining – the jet blast could have set fire to the surrounding bush.
There are two unnecessary words in the post, and they tell us exactly what we need to know about the person/people that repost it.
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