In the 2012 movie “Flight“, Denzel Washington plays the heroic pilot who manages to save the lives of all 102 people on board his plane. He later gets in trouble for having alcohol in his system. I haven’t seen the movie, but obviously he is vindicated in the end. It goes without saying.
Millions of people will see the heroic black pilot in “Flight” but only a few know about the real-life episode of Flight 1771. From ask.com:
Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 1771 was a commercial flight that crashed near Cayucos, California, United States, on December 7, 1987, as a result of a murder-suicide scheme by one of the passengers. All 43 people on board the aircraft died. The man who caused the crash, David Burke (born May 18, 1952), was an angry former employee of USAir, the parent company of PSA.
Burke had been terminated by USAir for petty theft of $69 from in-flight cocktail receipts, and had also been suspected of other crimes. After meeting with Raymond F. Thomson, his supervisor, in an unsuccessful attempt to be reinstated, he purchased a ticket on PSA Flight 1771, a daily flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Burke’s supervisor was a passenger on the flight, which he took regularly for his daily commute to and from work.
Using his unsurrendered USAir credentials, Burke, armed with a loaded .44 Magnumrevolver that he had borrowed from a co-worker, was able to use the employee security bypass checkpoint at Los Angeles International Airport. After boarding the plane, Burke wrote a message on an airsickness bag which he probably gave to Thomson to read before shooting him:
Hi Ray. I think it’s sort of ironical that we ended up like this. I asked for some leniency for my family. Remember? Well, I got none and you’ll get none.
The perpetrator, David Burke, was born May 18, 1952 to Jamaican parents living in Britain.
Previously Burke had worked for an airline in Rochester, New York, where he was a suspect in a drug-smuggling ring that was bringing cocaine from Jamaica to Rochester via the airline. He was never officially charged, but is reported to have relocated to Los Angeles to avoid future suspicions.
But was there a real-life pilot hero? Of course there was. A poster at Stormfront pointed out that Captain Chesley Sullenberger heroically landed his craft in the Hudson River, saving all 155 people aboard. According to Wikipedia:
Chesley Burnett “Sully” Sullenberger, III (born January 23, 1951) is an American Airline Captain, aviation safety expert and accident investigator, best-selling author, speaker and consultant. Sullenberger gained fame when he successfully ditched US Airways Flight 1549, which had been disabled by striking a flock of Canada Geese during its initial climb out, in the Hudson River off Manhattan, New York City, on January 15, 2009. All of the 155 passengers and crew aboard the aircraft survived.
The real-life hero looks nothing like the movie version:
But Hollywood will only portray heroes as white when it feels there is no other alternative. Otherwise its top priority is lionizing blacks for their self-esteem – and to promote miscegenation. The self-esteem of whites, and their welfare, is of no consequence to them.