Southwest plane makes emergency landing at DIA.

My best friend Tommy came out to visit from Washington this past week. Then today, on his flight back home, HE ALMOST DIED!

Southwest Flight 687 from Denver to Spokane made an emergency landing after being in the air only 10 minutes. Apparently, one of the engines blew (like a shotgun blast!) and Tommy was sitting right next to it. The plane was able to land safely back at DIA with no injuries. Thankfully, he's back home in Washington now. Safe.

It's funny how we never really consider the mortality of those we love... until we nearly lose them. I feel pretty lucky today.

And I'm guessing I'll be the one flying out to visit him, next time.