Finnegan Flew On the Gimli Glider
By Clancy O’Lafferty
On July 23rd back in’83,
Air Canada flight number 143,
Finnegan sat in a window seat
Of that seven-six-seven and thought it a treat.
His seat was located behind the wing,
He could clearly hear that jet engine sing.
But Murphy said, “Guess we’re gonna be late!”
When it quit at forty-one thousand feet.
When the second one quit singin’ just the same,
Murphy said, “Oh Dammit we’ll be up here all day!”
copyright Maurie Nord 2014