Becka's Babble

Ramblings of a Romance Writer

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Hillsboro Airshow Tragedy

This past weekend, the city of Hillsboro, where I live, had an airshow. DH and I went to the airshow a couple of years ago, and had a lot of fun watching the Blue Angels do their arial acrobatics. This year, however, neither the Blue Angels or the Thunderbirds were going to be performing, therefore DH and I decided not to go.

Saturday, we had to console our dog, who is afraid of NOTHING except thunder and jet engines. LOL Anyhow, on Sunday, as we were painting our great room, I had to go back to Home Depot for something and saw a black cloud in the sky. Then I heard the sirens and my heart sank.

This is what happened:

I feel so bad that an airplane crashed and the pilot died, but thankfully, no one on the ground was killed. The pilot did NOT eject, and the locals are calling him a hero because of it. The crash was video taped, and it's believed the man knew he was going down in residential, and so tried to make his crash less impactive on the neighborhood. If he'd ejected, the crash could have been much, much worse.

So if you're a religious person, please send up a prayer for the pilot's family, and for the families of the people on the ground, who's homes were damaged and destroyed. Thank you.



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