Honestly, if the truth be told I'm not feeling all that frivolous today. I know I posted on this subject yesterday, but I can't seem to get out of my head this idea that a planeload of about 155 people could have met with an untimely and grusome death yesterday. As I've followed the news stories and prayed for the families of all the passengers and crew, I've had this overwhelming desire to know what was going on in the hearts and minds of different people as they wondered if this was how it was all going to end. Did some of them think about their legacy? Did others think about friendships and relationships that still had unresolved issues? Did someone make a promise to change the way he was living if he survived the crash? Whatever... it would all be conjectural and speculative at best.
But there have been a few interviews conducted (and no doubt there will be many more over the course of the next few days, weeks, and months) and I'm fascinated by what I'm learning went on in the moments just before and after the controlled crash landing. Here are just a few excerpts from a couple of the passengers:
"I heard an explosion, and I saw flames coming from the left wing and I thought, `This isn't good,'" he said. "Then it was just controlled chaos. People started running up the aisle. People were getting shoved out of the way."