Monday, April 26, 2010

A True Hero

(from American Thinker)

Navy pilot steadies his plane in order to let his crew bail out. He dies, going down with the plane.

Full article here.


The starboard propeller shut down, causing the plane to become unstable and plunge. Zilberman ordered his three crew mates, including the co-pilot, to bail. He manually held the plane as steady as possible so they could jump.

"He held the plane level for them to do so, despite nearly uncontrollable forces. His three crewmen are alive today because of his actions," Navy Rear Adm. Philip S. Davidson wrote to Zilberman's parents.

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