Plane crash survivor tweets selfie from landing site
Your plane just crash-landed and the flight crew hurriedly evacuated you and 148 other passengers. What is your first reaction?
Take a selfie, of course.
so yup pic.twitter.com/2WuLUWzpND— skip (@han_horan) March 13, 2014
Hannah Udren's US Airways flight from Philadelphia to Fort Lauderdale made it several feet off the ground before bouncing back to the runway. Its front landing gear collapsed and the plane skidded to a stop at the edge of the runway through a sea of sparks. Flight crews activated the plane's emergency chutes and managed to get everyone to safety.
As Udren ran from the airplane, she pulled out her phone and recorded her progress.
Once she was at a safe distance away from the scene, she snapped and tweeted additional photographs.
so my plane just crashed... pic.twitter.com/X51BLwa5PS— skip (@han_horan) March 13, 2014
Udren's "selfie" picture immediately made its way around the Internet, being retweeted over 3,600 times and sparking reaction.
Udren's experience is a perfect example of the self-centric reaction people have in today's technological age. No longer is it enough to simply record history; we must prove to the world that we were an active part of it, that we were there.
Sure, people out there are criticizing Udren's choice to take a selfie during such a crisis. However, as Twitter user Scott Bixby said…
All photos via Hannah Udren / Twitter
Japan accepts U.S. giant-robot battle challenge
What a time to be alive.14k
The Philae comet lander may have discovered alien life
Don't get too excited just yet. The findings haven't been verified.5.8k
South Carolina State Senate votes to take down Confederate flag
The vote sets up another vote and then an almost-certain signature by the governor.4.4k
Why you shouldn't stop waving the rainbow flag on Facebook
This is what change looks like.8
Hacking Team's software used by repressive Moroccan government
Leaked documents reveal Morocco paid over $3 million for eavesdropping capabilities.