For those Library patrons who tend to minimize the impact of spilled coffee, read about the nightmare that ensued on a United Airlines flight last year from Chicago to Frankfurt, Germany. The Wall Street Journal report is here.
If you’d rather watch than read, check out the referenced movie, Fate is the Hunter. Follow Glen Ford as he discovers the cause of the fatal plane crash he is investigating – a spilled cup of cockpit coffee (which short-circuited the plane’s instruments). Here’s the less than stellar New York Times movie review (from December 10, 1964).
Moral: Use spill-proof mugs!