A helicopter was flying around <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Seattle when an electrical
 malfunction disabled all of the aircraft's electronic navigation and
 communications equipment. Due to the clouds and haze, the pilot
 could not determine the helicopter's position and course to steer to
 the airport.

 The pilot saw a building, flew toward it, circled, drew a
 handwritten sign, and held it in the helicopter's window. The
 pilot's sign said "WHERE AM I?" in large letters.

 People in the building quickly responded to the aircraft, drew a
 large sign, and held it in the building window.Their sign said

 The pilot smiled, waved, looked at his map, determined the course to
 steer to
Seattle airport, and landed safely.

 After they were on the ground, the co-pilot asked the pilot how the
 "YOU ARE IN A HELICOPTER" sign helped determine their position.

 The pilot responded "I knew that had to be the MICROSOFT
 building because, similar to their help-lines, they gave me a
 technically correct but completely useless answer."<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />