Aviation Safety Irony Emergency Landing

Saturday, August 10, 2013
By George Hatcher

At 3:35 p.m. Continental Airlines Flight 458 A320 en route from Houston to Washington diverted to New Orleans on Tuesday at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport where the pilots made a safe emergency landing with Ron Paul aboard. Paul Lampson, Ted Poe, John Carter, Solomon P. Ortiz, Ciro Rodriguez, and Henry Cuellar were also aboard.

Ironically, the Texas congressmen were trying to get back to Washington to vote on an aviation safety bill.

There were 120 aboard. An alternative flight was provided.

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