As a Delta Air Lines jet was flying over Arizona on a clear day,
the copilot was providing his passengers with a running
commentary about landmarks over the PA system.
"Coming up on the right, you can see the Meteor Crater, which is
a major tourist attraction in northern Arizona. It was formed
when a lump of nickel and iron, roughly 150 feet in diameter and
weighing 300,000 tons, struck the earth at about 40,000 miles an
hour, scattering white-hot debris for miles in every direction.
The hole measures nearly a mile across and is 570 feet deep."
From the cabin, a blonde passenger was heard to exclaim,
"Wow! It just missed the highway!"