Now I’ll be the first to say, there’s nothing better than a taco run. Been there, done that… PLENTY of times.
On the other hand, I can never say (nor will I ever) that I took my plane to go get some tacos.
But according to Local 10 News, that’s exactly what Jose Ecarri, a native of Collier County, Florida, did with his buddy… a taco run from Tamiami to Arcadia in his Piper PA-32 small plane.
I mean, it sounds like a good time, flying over the Florida Everglades, enjoying the views, and anticipating some high quality tacos that await at the end of your trip.
However, the quick flight came to a screeching halt when the plane experienced engine failure, and Escarri had to make a split second decision on where to land.
As the plane came down, they found themselves in a remote area in the Everglades, and somehow made it out unharmed.
Escarri, 21, weighed in on the terrifying moment in an interview with Local 10 News:
“We were like 2,000 feet and we had engine failure. We looked at each other and we were like, ‘We’re alive.’ This doesn’t happen very often.”
People don’t usually survive this kind of stuff, and the rate we were descending, we were in a dive. I was thinking about my grandpa. He’s up there and he will save me. He saved me today.”
Although this accident was probably incredibly traumatic, Escarri stayed in good spirits, and had only one thing left to say:
“Not a good day to get tacos.”
Now we’ve heard plenty of wild stories about people who survive plane crashes, but I’m sure this is the first and only time we’ll ever hear about a plane crash while a couple of guys were trying to get tacos.
I just gotta know what the name of this taco place is for the next Florida trip though, it must be damn good if people are willing to fly across the state for it.