An Interesting Follow-up to My Plane Crash Story

If you’re a reader of, you may have seen my weekend story about our plane crash incident at Pearson Airport early Saturday morning.

How do you drive a 777-300 ER into a pole and not know about it?

We were aboard EVA Airways BR35 early Saturday morning on our way to Bangkok via Taipei. EVA, a solid five-star airline, is my usual choice across the Pacific because of (a) decent prices; and (b) good service.  Now, though, some points have been deducted for bad driving.

After pushing back on time at 12:45 am Saturday, the pilot told us we were going de-icing. Given that it was 5 degrees that seemed a little weird. But whatever. Better safe than sorry, right?

A few seconds after we began to taxi again, there was a huge couple of bangs, kind of like we had raced over a couple of speed bumps too fast. Then it happened again.

Keep reading.

The story was used across Corus radio websites, including Q107. Afternoon guy John Scholes noticed something interesting about a banner ad that appeared alongside the post. Classic, no?

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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