Tuesday, May 08, 2007

the joys of flying in Africa

With the news of the Peacekeepers plane going down in Egypt and the Kenyan Airlines crash fresh in our minds, the hazards of flying in Africa are once again being highlighted. Here is another of those hazards, taken last week by a pilot, who had to divert and spend the night in another town, as landing where he was headed was clearly impossible!!

This is the notorious hubub, or Desert Sandstorm, taken over the Nile river, and it was said to be the worst one since 1960.

Someone who has lived through them describes it like this:
"if it is day light when it comes it turns the entire environment dark red, the only thing I can liken it to is the purple colour/feeling when a massive snow blizzard comes, its everywhere."

Life on this continent is anything but boring!


Blue the Spa Girl said...

Nothing boring here! How cool. . .
Sandstorms. Mother nature is something else, isn't she? Great photo.

Ali Honey said...

Wow that looks scary and all encompassing.

Libbys Blog said...

I bet it gets in everywhere too!

Suzi-k said...

Yes, not something you want to be out in! I adore the elemental stuff, photos of tornadoes, volcanoes, all the stuff that reminds arrogant mankind how insignificant and powerless he really is!