“Your mind is like a parachute: If it isn’t open, it doesn’t work.”
American engineer and former astronaut Buzz Aldrin
Some sources attribute this quote to Frank Zappa. Either way, it’s very true.
Written for this week’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt from Linda G. Hill.
“I got another corpse over here,” called out James Conover, the lead FAA investigator. He and his team were investigating the crash of a small, private jet in the San Andres Mountains in New Mexico.
“That makes three dead,” said Jack Jamison, a member of Conover’s team.
“Here, in the trees, is a fourth,” Janet Holmes, the team’s only female member, called out. “He apparently tried to parachute out of the plane before it went down, but the chute probably deployed too close to ground and the thin, gossamer-like material didn’t slow his descent down enough to save him.”
“Based upon the direction of the plane and its markings, when it went down, it seems to have been heading north from Colombia,” Conover said.
“And there are several hundred cocaine packages strewn on the ground next to the plane’s fuselage,” Jamison added.
“And as a former college professor,” Holmes said, “I’d call this is a teachable moment. Crime can be fatal.”
Written for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (corpse), Ragtag Daily Prompt (jet), Your Daily Word Prompt (gossamer), and Word of the Day Challenge (teachable).