So we didn’t get very far on our trip to Fiji, We took off at 10:30 pm out of LAX and in about an hour and half the captain came on and said we had a “fuel pump” problem. So after the entire plane lets out a big sigh and ugh they then come on and say we are gonna circle for 45 minutes to burn fuel. Well, 45 minutes turned into three hours. They passed out free beer and tried to ease the pissed off passengers. Although me and Todd Richards joked that it was a Gremlin or Demon on the wing or that we saw Bruce Willis holding onto the Landing gear. It was apparently a bigger deal then we though. When we finally lined up for the approach we noticed probably a mix of 20 or so ambulances and fire trucks lights on lining the runway as we came in. When we Landed we hit the ground so hard (again apparently because of fuel weight) the wheels and brakes caught fire so while we drove down the run way the fire trucks drove along with us and shot hoses at the plane trying to put the fires out. This made a few people on the plane a bit uneasy. After we landed they then held us on the plane for another 45 minutes to give us details. Which really sucked. So now I guess we will try again Tonight at 6:30 pm. So maybe A little Friday the 13th played in to this mishap, i guess ill spend the day in LA. Maybe even go see the new Friday the 13th movie today. Either way tomorrow I’ll be waking up Spear fishing and surfing on Tavarua.
Here a link to the Official Story
News Report ACTUAL VIDEO of the Event