A survior’s story: Surviving the mid-air collision
A friend sent me this story and it will take your breath away. It is sobering and tragic. First, here is Joe Starkey’s account, as published in the New York Times, of his survival of a midair collision between the business jet he was traveling in and a commercial airliner. The pilots of this plane did a remarkable job getting this plane on the ground safely. Then there is the sobering main story about the commercial airliner going down. (My friend summed up this article this way: Yeah, I thought it was a really well written article. Talk about opposite ends of the emotional spectrum, elated that you’re still alive and then realizing that 155 people never knew what hit them. Sobering indeed.)
Update: The pilots of the executive jet have had the passports taken away by authorities in Brazil.
Here is another update: Pilots are accused of turning off the transponder.
11/16 Update: The pilots are still in Brazil and a judge has denied their recent request to come home.