My Newark flight aborted on takeoff.

Well into the takeoff roll, the pilot slammed on the brakes and pulled off the runway.

I’ve been through many aborted landings, it’s not that uncommon these days, but this was my first aborted takeoff on a commercial flight.

Fortunately I have clean underwear in my carry on bag.

They pulled the airplane back to the gate and the pilot reported that one engine had a warning light on a de-icing valve. We all deplaned and I’m now sitting at gate 31, terminal C waiting for a new plane to show up.

I’ll probably miss the New York meeting, but the one in Philadelphia isn’t until tomorrow morning.

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