Monday, June 01, 2009
"WE CAN FEAR THE WORST"
These chilling words were spoken by France's Minister of Ecology, Jean-Louis Borloo in regard to the missing Air France flight from Rio de Janerio to Paris. The Airbuss A330-200 disappeared from flight during a thunderstorm after reporting an electrical circuit malfunction. The horror of crashing from high altitude into the ocean is enough to make you sick at your stomach. As one who hates falling, even on roller coasters, I empathize. The poor people on this plane, 216 passengers and 12 crew members, had to suffer severe fright and pain in this terrible incident.
Many questions need to be answered. Normally these planes, which cost $180.9 million, fly over or around severe thunderstorms. Why did they fly through this one? In addition, they are built to withstand lightening strikes. So, what went wrong?
Just finding the plane in the expanse of the Atlantic will be very difficult. Families may never recover their loved ones.
Life is uncertain and we can never take it for granted. Our prayers are with the families of the victims.