Southwest Airlines Jet Avoids Crash in Burbank [Updated]
This was not a good weekend for Southwest Airlines. Beyond the Kevin Smith incident, in which the director was ousted from an Oakland to Burbank flight for apparently not fitting in his seat Saturday evening, a plane of theirs avoided a crash the same day, according to a KNX1070 e-mail alert: "KNX 1070 has learned that Southwest flight 2534 with 85 people on board this Saturday was on a collision course with another plane because, according to the FAA, the Southwest jet was in the wrong place. The 737 took emergency actions resulting in two flight attendants being injured one with a broken shoulder." Add: The LA Times says the Burbank-bound Southwest jet was on a collision course with a small private plane and executed an evasive maneuver.