While you don’t associate Hot Pockets with being lifesavers -- maybe just hunger savers for like 45 minutes -- an Ohio man said his need for the college-favorite microwave meal may have saved him from a deadly plane crash.
Jason Bartley told the Akron Beacon Journal that he was out running errands on Tuesday, when a quick stop for Hot Pockets delayed his return to his apartment building in Akron, OH. His building was subsequently destroyed in a fiery explosion when a private business jet crashed right into it, killing all nine people on board.
Bartley, a 38-year-old factory worker, was at home in the building just 39 minutes before the crash, but decided to go to the bank before it closed and run some other errands. After picking up a pizza Hot Pocket and a breakfast Hot Pocket at Dollar General, he returned to his neighborhood to find his building destroyed in the inferno. Initially, he thought, "Oh, my God. What did I do?” but a bystander near the scene explained it had been caused by a plane crash, according to the report.