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Looks like MacBooks might want to start taking the train

Man, MacBooks just keep crashing! Last month we reported on a MacBook Air that survived a horrifying airplane crash, continuing to boot despite sustaining massive injuries that rivaled its owner’s broken neck. Well, it looks like MacBooks might want to start taking the train, because here we have yet another tale of smashed airplanes, broken necks, and a MacBook that just won’t die.

On November 2, 2008, Len Johnson completed the first transcontinental biofuel flight in history, having flown from Chino, California to land safely at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. His home-built Cozy IV completed the entire distance running on N-Butyl Alcohol (N-Butanol). Unfortunately, on his flight home, weather conditions forced an emergency landing. The Cozy IV did not survive the crash but both Len and his Macbook Pro are alive and working.

Thanks to faithful Macenstein reader Anthony for the tip!

7 Responses to “Looks like MacBooks might want to start taking the train”
  1. darrell says:

    “any landing you can walk away from is a good landing” – Launchpad McQuack.

    you don’t know who that is? man i’m old 😛

  2. demoabi says:

    macs really know how to crash, huh?

  3. Thunder says:

    OK and where is THE mac chick ?????????

  4. CyberTeddy says:

    “MacBooks just keep crashing!”

    what’s the cause of those plane crashes?
    hope not a macbook…

  5. Jonro says:

    If his MacBook were running on biofuel, too, that would be interesting.

  6. operator207 says:

    @Darell: I am pretty sure he was not first person to say that. I have been alive longer than that show, and my family has been in aviation for 30+ years. I am pretty sure I remember someone making that comment before a cartoon did. I am not saying that I heard the quote originally, but I am pretty sure the quote came before WW1. Back when ~50% of the landings were really controlled crashes.

  7. Len Johnson says:

    I was the pilot– walking now, but it was not a good landing. The mac actually still runs, in a new case with a new LED.

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