A children’s tale.
Once upon a time there was a little plane named 757.
757 was told by the pilots that she was supposed to go to Chicago, but 757 did not want to go to Chicago.
She tried to shut down boarding by fidgeting with the gate controls, but passengers continued to board. Soon after they were all in and she was steered towards the runway she reached out with her magic and made one of the passengers ill.
The Paramedics were there when she pulled back into the gate, pleased that she had stopped the dreaded trip to Chicago.
But what is this? The passenger is swiftly removed and her crew is given permission to pull back out and into flow for takeoff?!
757 tried and tried everything she could imagine but a few minutes later found herself on the runway given clearance to take off. If she didn’t do something quickly, she’d be forced to fly to Chicago.
She didn’t want to harm the passengers, but something had to be done!
That’s when little 757 got the perfect idea!
“Flight 554 you are clear for takeoff runway 99 Right, have a good trip.”
“Copy, thanks, 554.”
“Uh, 554 this is Southwest 221 directly behind you, you have an APU fire, you’ll want to pull off the runway. Tower can you send someone out here, 554 is on fire.”
Little 757 had held her breath so long and suddenly blew it out so forcefully that the Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) on the rear of the plane erupted in flames.
Perfect! The fire would mean being towed back to the maintenance facility and certainly no trip to Chicago! Little 757 had…wait a minute, what’s that tickling?
Rescue 10 had arrived swiftly and put the fire out. So swiftly it seems that the pilot is now comfortable returning to the gate under her own power and having the mechanics evaluate any damage.
And there almost ends the tale of little 757 and her almost trip to Chicago.