News 8 Austin Finds the Best Eye Witness in the History of TV Journalism

At every single disaster, flood, earthquake or fire – the man-on-the-street witness is an ignorant goober. “I can’t believe it. I’m so shocked!” It’s the most pointless thing about TV journalism and the most popular segment in disaster coverage.

Enter Jerry Colon, former flying instructor who has over 4800 hours of flying Cherokee 140s like the one that crashed into IRS building this morning in Austin. He witnessed the whole event and offers – wait for it – context, “When you train in those airplanes you’re trained to slow down, you’re trained to glide and land slowly. That plane wasn’t going slowly – that plane was screaming,” relays Colon.