Sunday, August 14, 2005

Plane crashes in Greece

A Cypriot plane crashed in Athens, Greece today killing all 121 on board. Although the cause is unclear, it is suspected that a technical problem was responsible rather than terrorism. It is being called Greece's worst airline disaster.

A text message sent from a passenger on board gives us a sobering glimpse into the mind of a man resigned to his own fate:

A man whose cousin was a passenger on the plane told Greece's Alpha television he received a cell-phone text message minutes before the crash. "He told me the pilots were unconscious. ... He said: "Farewell, cousin, here we're frozen," Sotiris Voutas said.

Story here:

Airliner Carrying 121 Crashes in Greece