Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Into the sunset


The sun broke through the clouds as I was about to board a flight from my east coast hometown of Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu revealing this glorious scene.

The scene, I suppose, also serves as visual metaphor for the Fokker 50 aircraft which is flying into the sunset as it is being replaced by the ATR72-500 turbo prop aircraft after about 20 years of service in Malaysia Airlines' domestic air services particularly in Sabah and Sarawak.

Whenever I look at a Fokker 50, I reminded about how one crashed into a squatter colony near the old Tawau airport in Sept 1995.  It is something that I hope never to write about again.



3 comments:

Den Relojo said...

This photo makes me envious as I have not taken a plane on my entire life. Such a loser! LOL! :)

Ruben Sario said...

Den: There's always a first time for everything.

Den Relojo said...

Yes! There's always a first time of course but I hope it isn't too late. LOL! :D