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Flight is 45 minutes late.

The delay could be worse. The plane to Broken Hill has been declared unservicable and grounded due to a faulty smoke detector. Those people have to wait for a replacement plane to be flown from Sydney. Whenever that is.

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Wishing you luck with your wait.

I spent a few days in Broken Hill. Interesting town.

I installed some pollution control equipment at the mine right in the middle of town. That took a few days. It's an interesting town but I was glad to get out.

The equipment was commissioned, handed over, and immediatley moth-balled because the bottom dropped out of the zinc ore market. The mine is why the town is called "Broken Hill." Before the mine, it was just a hill.

Edited at 2012-03-21 04:46 am (UTC)

So, zinc as well as silver? Cool.
Yes, more a ghost town now, but nice for a tourist for a couple of days.

awesome. air travel has come such a long way in.... in... errm...
rental car? it's only 8 hours-ish!

Yes! Hire car and get there in just twice the time it takes to fly!

On the other hand, you have to drive through Wilcania. (Dun Dun DUUUNNNNN!)

Detectors are important. They need to be able to catch people smoking in the loo so they can throw them off the plane at 30,000 feet. Oh all right, not really, but it gives a new meaning to "mid-flight entertainment." 8)

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