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PHOTOS: Plane Skids off Runway... Passenger Takes #Selfie?

This, to me, is a perfect example of how much technology is impacting our lives.  Immediately as something scary, harrowing, crazy, etc. happens, we feel the need to share it with the world.  And we want it to get re-Tweeted.  And we want likes.  And responses.

We don't want to feel alone in such a hyper-connected world.

But, this seems to be taking it to a different place...

Yesterday US Airways Flight 1702 skidded off the runway during takeoff at Philadelphia International Airport after the nose gear collapsed. All of the passengers (159) and crew (5) were evacuated safely via the wings and the slides.  Only one person asked for medical assistance.

“Flight 1702 from Philadelphia to Fort Lauderdale blew a tire on takeoff and the pilot elected to abort takeoff,” a U.S. Airways spokesperson said.  (Probably a lot better that not having landing gear when you're trying to land a jet).

A few people posted photos to social media letting family members know that they were alright (you can see some right HERE). But one person decided instead to take a selfie. 

"So yup," the caption reads

There seems to be a lot of outrage over her "insensitive" Twitter photo.  What do YOU think?  Would you take a selfie in this situation?"

This isn't the first time a post-crash selfie has happened.  CLICK HERE to see another.  Would YOU do it?

 

 

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