Philippe Niquille
Photography - capturing moments

Windshield crack

Do you know this feeling of realizing something stupid happened while you are in the middle of something?

So this one day I was ferrying some people around the Alps. It was quite a good flying day, a bit hazy but perfectly fine to poke around. I was just about to turn into short final on my approach to this off-site landing on a mountain ridge, when I realized that my windshield had suddenly gotten a nice crack. Now this is nothing dangerous (at least not with these dimensions), but it does carry you away and draw your attention elsewhere, whereas it should be with landing the aircraft.

Here’s the picture telling this short story.