Pilotless Jet

Golfer Payne Stewart’s jet crashed in 1999. It appears that the pilot and copilot went unconscious during the flight. Air traffic controllers were unable to communicate with the pilots, and two Air Force jets were sent to investigate.

As they pulled alongside Stewart’s jet they could not see any movement in the cockpit, but they could see that the windows were fogged up. It appears that somehow the cabin lost pressure allowing cold air from the stratosphere in the plane. After the plane ran out of fuel it plunged to the earth below.

One of the pilots who flew alongside the plane said, “It’s a very helpless feeling to pull alongside another aircraft and realize the people inside that aircraft potentially are unconscious or in some other way incapacitated. And there’s nothing I can do physically from my aircraft even though I’m fifty to one hundred feet away, to help them at all.

Picture the lost as a runaway airplane with nothing to stop them from plunging into Hell unless you share the Gospel with them.

Source: Nelsons Complete Book Of Stories, Illustrations and Quotes, Robert J. Morgan
Submitted by the homiletics class of West Coast Baptist College

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