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Cry Baby Cry! [Mar. 12th, 2007|07:59 am]
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[Hearing |Throwing Muses ~ Cry Baby Cry]

Dubai airport closed for eight hours after plane accident

"DUBAI: Dubai International Airport will be closed for at least eight hours on Monday after a Biman Bangladesh Airlines aircraft was involved in an accident while trying to take off, officials said. All 236 passengers, including crew, are safe, and were immediately evacuated from the aircraft. Fourteen passengers sustained minor injuries."



Okay, but what does that have to do with me? ME?

Don and I packed our bags this morning and drove to Dubai airport, planning to be in Dublin by early afternoon so we could see KRISTIN HERSH at Temple Bar Music Center. Ran through the curiously passenger-free security lines, pushed our way to the check-in counter, and were told, "We're closing the airport." We looked around and noticed the stunned faces on the zombies all around us. The public address system asked "all passengers to proceed to Safa Restaurant for refreshments."

We'd been looking forward to that concert for weeks! We've been listening to her amazing new album Learn to Sing Like a Star pretty much constantly, planning the trip and all the details. We know that fans are meeting for a pint at Porterhouse before the show. I predicted this morning on the way to the airport that she would open with "In Shock."


Here's a picture I took over a year ago. That's way too long. By tonight I was supposed to be hearing Kristin scream sing her head off.

Cry!

Edit: From Flightglobal.com: "The A310 – one of four operated by the airline, according to Flight’s ACAS database – was operating a service to Dhaka. Some reports suggest the aircraft suffered a tyre burst and/or nose-gear collapse during its take-off roll. Pictures of the accident show that the aircraft appears to have come to rest at the far end of Runway 12L with its nose gear collapsed."



I just called the hostel and canceled our booking. Cry!
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[User Picture]From: speed_fetish
2007-03-12 08:33 am (UTC)

Crash and Burn

Hey sus, how you been, scrath that. Guess your not going to the kristin gig, I am here at home chillin, bored on my off day, mum calls me at home, and gives me the news, and well I was bored so I started making a list of ppl bdays, and I knew that I get your out date by coming to your blog and what i come across ? you already written about the DA incident !! . You are too damn fast sus. Anyways do tell me how it works out. Miss almost everybody, you guys, friends, brother and even my cousins. Just listening to my tunes. All American Rejects, Michelle Branch. OST - One Tree Hill. It been listening to all of that stuff for weeks over, over over again. Its become the soundtrack of my life. Tyler Hilton & Bethany Joy.
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2007-03-12 08:56 am (UTC)

Re: Crash and Burn

Wanna sing some karaoke? List a few of those songs you like and Don can try to find karaoke tracks online. He found a really good source! We've got nothing going on today or tomorrow. Write us here or give me a call or text! Or, uh, just show up!
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2007-03-12 09:28 am (UTC)

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[User Picture]From: speed_fetish
2007-03-12 10:21 am (UTC)

Ladeeedah

Sure sus, hows some time in the evening sound. 7/8. I can so replace Kristin man, i know I sing better than her. Joke.
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2007-03-12 10:50 am (UTC)

Re: Ladeeedah

That'd be great! Maybe you want to have dinner with your family before you come over, in which case we'll be here!

If you work early and want to come over earlier (like if your family forgoes dinner), come over anytime! Like now! Or later!
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2007-03-13 08:37 am (UTC)

Re: Ladeeedah

Hahaha, Don just showed me the video of you singing "Sweet Child of Mine," Kali playing with your shoelace, and me in a coma next to you.

(How did I sleep through those tunes?? When I was talking to you, were my eyes even open?)
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[User Picture]From: speed_fetish
2007-03-26 07:42 am (UTC)

Re: Ladeeedah

I asked Don hmm, what about sus isnt she gonna eat ? He was like no i will cook. I was hmm nice, wife sleeping hubbie cooks cute.
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[User Picture]From: dubaiwalla
2007-03-12 11:16 am (UTC)
Wait, why did they close the airport? Don't they have a shorter second runway most planes could use?
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2007-03-12 11:18 am (UTC)
Closed for construction!
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[User Picture]From: dubaiwalla
2007-03-12 11:21 am (UTC)
Well, I guess it's a darn good thing for passengers that the UAE builds airports at 50-mile intervals on its west coast. Not that any of the others could take the entire load from Dubai, or that it'll do any good for planes trapped in DXB.
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2007-03-12 11:27 am (UTC)
I heard that lots of inbound flights were diverted to Muscat, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah. Which isn't SO out of the way.

I've seen incidents in Dubai affecting large numbers of passengers (a Royal Brunei flight cancelled, a Swiss Air flight cancelled, or lots of flights delayed 2 or 3 hours due to fog) but I can't really fathom how many people it affects for DUBAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT to be closed for most of a day. I mean, hot dang!
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[User Picture]From: hitchhiker
2007-03-12 02:55 pm (UTC)
aww - that's a real shame :(
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From: malo23
2007-03-13 03:37 am (UTC)
Sorry you missed the concert. I'm sure this affected many others as well.

~m
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