Twitterer liveblogs his own plane crash


On Saturday night in Denver, Colorado, Continental Airlines flight 737 slid off the runway during takeoff. One of the engines caught fire, but passengers escaped out of the opposite side on slides. Although 38 people were hurt, thankfully no-one was killed.

However, one of the passengers was Mike Wilson, aka @2drinksbehind. He live-Twittered the crash(!), and so if you’re phobic of flying on planes, then you might not want to click over the jump.

Ofcom approves in-flight mobile use for UK and European mile-high texting


Phone regulator OFCOM has given the go-ahead for UK-registered planes to allow passengers to use their mobiles during flights. Five hours next to a businessman discussing proposals and changes to PowerPoint slides? Can’t wait.

The system lets you use your own mobile, which connect to an onboard base station – which redirects you incredibly important text message about what everyone’s having for dinner tonight to your Earth-based friend. The rules require planes…