Lucky Friday The 13th For Todd Richards

by The Editors on February 13, 2009

Nixonhthe-1Friday the 13th turned out to be a lucky day for snowboard TV personality Todd Richards and the Nixon crew. The Air Pacific 747 jetliner they were on bound for Fiji and the NIxon High Tide Hold ’em on Tavarua was forced to turn back to LAX when it was discovered that the plane had a “fuel transfer problem,” according to a story in the LA Times.

Airport police Sgt. Daniel Vaughn says the Boeing 747, carrying 441 passengers and crew, landed safely shortly before 2:30 a.m. Friday.

Todd was feeling very lucky this morning in a chat with

“Luckiest day of my life so far. Two and a half hours out, the pilot comes on and says we have a fuel problem, we need to turn around. We head back, then circle Catalina Island for 2.5 hours then come in to land with a full fire brigade right there. Smash ass down, then the fire trucks were on us at high speed as the plane rolled down the runway spraying with foam and water.”

We’re all glad that Todd didn’t end up on a real life episode of Lost.

[Link: LA Times]

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