Just like Seal Team 6…Bama fan, abandoning aircraft to get the mission accomplished
Let it never be said that Alabama fan does not have his or her priorities in line. When embarking on a journey to see their beloved Tide play, they will let nothing stand in their way. There is no distance too great and no expense too exorbitant that would prevent them from somehow making it to Tuscaloosa in time for kick-off. And travel snafus?…like say, the engine in your private plane going out somewhere around Selma, Alabama…well, that just an opportunity to show your level of commitment…and what better way to show your commitment than by abandoning said lame plane in a cotton field, hitching a ride to Montgomery, picking up a rental car, and then driving into to Tuscaloosa just in time to catch the game.
SELMA, AL (WSFA) – Need more proof that football is a way of life in the South? For die-hard fans flying to see the defending national champion Crimson Tide take on Ole Miss, not even a failed engine would stop their journey.
The pilot, from the Mobile area, said one of the two engines on his Cessna 421 failed and he tried to land at Craig Field in Selma. He didn’t quite make it, however, instead putting the plane down in a cotton field “nearby”.
Time to call for help? No. There’s a game to be seen!
The pilot, whose name is not available at this time, and an unknown number of passengers exited the cotton field and hitched a ride to Montgomery. It was then that they found a rental car and drove on to Tuscaloosa for the game.
The Dallas County Sheriff’s Department said when authorities arrived on the scene to investigate the plane’s discovery there were no people around. The Sheriff’s Office said the plane did not appear to be damaged.
The Federal Aviation Administration has now taken over the investigation and plans to retrieve the plane sometime Tuesday.
Consider it just another mission accomplished by the Alabama Air Force, ya’ll. Roll Tide.