Good planes, bad planes, stuck in Decatur.

If only our little Mesa Airlines Beechcraft had looked like this today. When when landed in Decatur enroute to Chicago (I'm supposed to start fieldwork in Detroit tomorrow) a landing gear door came loose.

Apparently such thing can take hours, even days to fix here. We waited for an hour and nobody in a white coat showed up. I'm stuck here at least for tonight. Karmic balance for all the airborne luck we had last weekend, maybe. I took the commuter from Marion to save a few hours of driving to St. Louis, and now it's costing me a day, at least. Air service is a real problem for southern Illinois.