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Plane full of cocaine crashes into lake

Well, someone had a bad day. Not only did he crash his Cessna 310 into a lake in New Mexico, the plane was full of cocaine.

So far divers have recovered 23 bundles of cocaine, body parts, a laptop computer and small pieces of the plane.  The main wreckage of the aircraft has not yet been found.

It’s a pretty bad day when crashing a plane is not the worst thing that happens to you.

NY Times says plane on fire at Kennedy Airport

This can’t be good.

More than 100 firefighters were dispatched Sunday to John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens awaiting the arrival of a plane that is said to be on fire, according to the fire department.

The fire department received a call shortly after 5 p.m. that an airborne plane was on fire. “Right now the plane is in the air and it appears like it might be dumping fuel before it lands,” said a spokesman for the Fire Department.

I’m sure this is/will be all over cable news today.

Look what Steven Slater started!

Seriously, though, here is what happened:

The sensor picks up high temperatures in the cargo hold, Johnson said, adding that there was no preliminary indication of a fire. Officials are investigating what triggered the sensor.

Following procedure, the crew decided to deplane 40 of the 144 passengers using emergency slides, Johnson said.

There was no fire on the plane.

Tip o’ the hat to @Peter_StCyr.

Icelandic volcano even effecting pro wrestling

The WWE crew picked a bad week to be in Europe; they are stuck in Belfast because of the shutdown in flights in Europe and will miss Monday Night Raw tonight and possibly the taping of Smackdown tomorrow (Smackdown airs on Fridays but is taped on Tuesdays).

It is all a result of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull which sent ash into the air and grounded flights throughout Europe.

And it could get worse. Kevin Eck of the Baltimore Sun, possibly the only newspaper in the country to have a pro wrestling blog, has more:

At this rate, WWE officials probably need look into the possibility of getting the crew to an area in which air travel is not restricted to ensure that the crew makes it back to the U.S. in time for next’s Sunday’s Extreme Rules pay-per-view in at 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore.

Pro wrestling is effected! Now things have got truly serious.