A helicopter was flying above Seattle
when an electrical malfunction disabled all of the aircraft’s electronic navigation and communications equipment. Due to the clouds and haze, the pilot could not determine the helicopter’s position and course to steer to the airport.
The pilot saw a tall building, flew toward it, circled, drew a handwritten sign and held it up to the helicopter’s window. The sign said, “Where am I?” in large letters.
The people in the tall building quickly responded to the aircraft, drew a large sign and held it to the window of their building. Their sign read, “You are in a helicopter.”
The pilot smiled, waved, looked at the map, determined the course to steer to the SEATAC airport and landed safely.
After they were on the ground, the co-pilot asked the pilot how the “You are in a helicopter” sign helped him determine the position.
The pilot responded, “I knew that had to be the electric supply building because similar to their help-lines, they gave me a technically correct but completely useless answer!”
Eleven people were hanging on a rope under a helicopter, ten men and one woman.
The rope was not strong enough to carry them all, so they decided that one had to drop off, otherwise they were all going to fall.
They were not able to choose that person, but then the woman made a very touching speech.
She said that she would voluntarily let go of the rope, because as a woman she was used to giving up everything for her husband and kids, without ever getting anything in return.