Potential disaster hovered over a small-town airport in the south-western corner of Missouri one afternoon in May of 1969. Weather was not a problem: it was a pretty day. But three fliers unknowingly but inexorably were heading for a close brush with death. They were, as the locals would say, within spitting distance of eternity.
-Vance H. Trimble, Sam Walton: The Inside Story of America's Richest Man
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