A bad transportation day

Continental Express jet makes emergency landing at Bush IAH (KHOU-11 News)

There were some tense moments at Bush Intercontinental Airport late Monday.

A Continental Express jet carrying 50 people reportedly hit flap problems.

The jet landed safely and no one was hurt.

Several emergency vehicles stood by as a precaution.

No other details have been released.

Ugh. I HATEHATEHATE those damn regional Embraer jets.

Big rig carrying wine wrecks on North Freeway (KHOU-11 News)

An 18-wheeler carrying wine jackknifed early Monday morning, tying up traffic on the North Freeway for about two-and-a-half hours.

The truck was headed north when two tires blew out, sending the big rig into the guardrail.

No one was hurt. Investigators are trying to determine what caused the blowouts. They said tickets could be issued if it’s determined that neglect was to blame.

Umm, KHOU people — we don’t care what caused the blowouts. We care about what happened to the important cargo!

Geez, talk about burying omitting the lede.

UPDATE: Here’s one more bad transportation day story.

Party Boat Slams Into Kemah Boardwalk (KPRC-2 News)

A party boat slammed into the Kemah Boardwalk on Sunday, KPRC Local 2 reported.

United States Coast Guard officials said the 65-passenger boat crashed into the Boardwalk near Joe’s Crab Shack at about 5 p.m.

Several people onboard suffered minor injuries but refused to be taken to a hospital. A passenger said about 60 people were onboard at the time of the crash.

A few boards were knocked loose, but there was no significant damage.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Hmm, we’re thinking “party boat” may offer a clue!:)

1 comments On A bad transportation day

  • I’m asking you, who has a greater incentive to "seed" the expressways with nails, than those felons who operate SafeClear tow trucks?

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