Here are the highlights from Thursday’s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with Kirk Minihane, John Dennis and Gerry Callahan. To listen to the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.
Air Algerie flight disappears
Just a week after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed near the Russia-Ukraine border, another tragedy could be in the making. An Air Algerie flight to Algiers from Burkina Faso with 116 passengers aboard, including 50 French citizens, disappeared from radar early Thursday morning after flying over the Sahara Desert.
“I’m running out of airlines to fly,” Callahan said. “Malaysia’s out, Algeria’s [out.]”
“I’m thinking Fung Wah is the option here. That’s probably a safer thing,” Dennis said.
“Maybe it went to Middle Earth, maybe it will show up on “Game of Thrones” next year,”Callahan said.
“That would be a good season premier for that show, If they had that,” Minihane added.
Indiana teen pilot dies while attempting around-the-world flight
An Indiana teen pilot’s ambitious attempt to set a new record for an around-the-world journey reached a tragic conclusion Wednesday.
Harris Suleman, 17, and his father, Babar Suleman, were killed when Harris’ plane crashed shortly after departing from Pago Pago in American Samoa.
Father and son began their journey on June 19 in an effort to raise money for a nonprofit that builds homes in Pakistan.
“Let’s say it together, Dino: ‘They died doing what they loved,’ ” Callahan said.
“Weird Al” album earns top top spot in Billboard charts
The top album in the United States does not belong to Beyonce, Justin Timberlake or any of the usual suspects. That honor goes to parody artist “Weird Al” Yankovic, whose “Mandatory Fun” album is the first comedy album to top the Billboard charts since 1963.
“How does he have the No. 1 record in the country? Who buys albums anymore anyway?” Minihane asked.
“Weird Al has had like a renaissance. People know like him. … They’ve embraced him,” Minihane added.