You know what the unfortunate thing here is. THEY DIDN’T ALL DIE!
In what appears to be a perfect metaphor for the Minnesota Vikings’ season, their plane skidded off the runway when they landed at Appleton International Airport on Friday evening.
While taxiing after a safe landing, the team plane slid off the runway and became stuck. We are waiting patiently to exit the plane.
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) December 24, 2016
I will never understand how Appleton is an “international” airport, but I guess that’s beside the point. Do they have one flight to Cancun once a year that qualifies them for “international” status? They don’t even have a goddam direct flight to L.A.
But yes, I digress…
The Vikings were then stuck on this damn plane for three hours.
I hope they enjoyed all the scenery out there by the airport. All of the beautiful snow and fields and snow and fields.
According to the Post-Crescent, the Vikings eventually had to be removed from the plane two at a time by to local fire departments.
The deplaning began about 8:20 p.m., a process that took three hours. As the players and staff members exited the plane, they were escorted to a waiting bus. The first players to arrive at the hotel made it there around 10:30 p.m., more than five hours after they landed at Appleton International Airport. Everyone on the team was off the plane by 11:30 p.m., said Fox Crossing Fire Chief Keith Kiesow.
That’s just marvelous!
Although there has not been an official cause determined, we imagine snow was to blame for the incident, as it was snowing when the plane landed. The airport — with it’s big-time international status — didn’t have mobile equipment large enough to get the passengers off where it sat. Thus, the need for the fire departments.
This is just laughable all around.
I sincerely hope the Green Bay Packers make us laugh some more by pounding the Vikings into submission today.