Aviation: Santa Goes to War

Passengers flying between San Francisco and Los Angeles on Pacific Southwest Airlines last week were startled to hear the pilot announce that a strange object had appeared on the radar screen. After a moment, the pilot added that the object had landed on the wing. Just then Santa Claus burst forth from the cockpit and chortled down the aisle, dispensing good cheer to all. Santa was actually taking part in a fierce dogfight for mastery of the sky on the world's most heavily traveled aerial freeway. More than 1,800,000 passengers flew on...

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