Friday, February 13, 2009

Sad Days

It is every wife's nightmare to wake up and hear news of a plane crash first thing in the morning. First thoughts go to one's own husband. Second thoughts go to every other pilot he's ever flown with, trained with, commuted with or otherwise known. Third thoughts go to the families of the pilots involved. Only then can one exhale that breath they took when they first heard the news.

My thoughts and condolences are with the crew who took that final flight west and their families.

"To fly west, my friend, is a flight we all must take for a final check"
Author Unknown


Flying High said...

I had the same thoughts. My heart goes out to their families. I couldn't believe the ATC recording has been released so soon - seems to have been a female F/O or Captain on board...

Someday said...

I know that A is following the news intently. For the previous crash I did as well, but for this one, I just can't bring myself to read about it. I wish I didn't even have to see the big picture from the scene every time I go to certain sites.

Devistating crashes have such a different effect than triumphant ones.