Friday, January 05, 2007

The Flight That Fought Back

I was watching Discovery Channel in Astro last night.

The title of the show was “The Flight That Fought Back”. On 11th September, 2001 attacks (also known as 9/11), the terrorists hijacked 4 flights. Two crashed into World Trade Centre, one crashed to Pentagon and one more - United Airlines 93 – crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

In the show, they reconstructed what happened on United Airlines 93 from the phone calls the passengers and the crews made through the GTE airphones. They played the actual recording of the phone calls.

Those on that flight fought back, as stated in the title. They fought against the terrorists and took the last bet trying to save their own lives.

Everyone knows the ending of the show. Everyone knows that there’s no survivor from the crash.

It really moved my heart. I feel so sad everytime when I tried to imagine how they felt on the plane when those on the flight called their loved ones – their partners, their families – to tell them they love them at the very last moment of their lives. My heart aches everytime I recalled the looks in their families’ eyes when they tried to recall the incident that day – when their love ones called them from that flight.

My imagination started to run wild and I started to think what’d I do if I am on that flight? Who would I call? What would I say?

I just… feel so sad….

Life is just so unpredictable. No one in the flight would even expect that. I remembered one of the passengers said “I can’t believe that this happened to me”. We never know what’s going to happen in the very next seconds.

So, like what a friend told me before, live everyday as if it were your last, then you’ll appreciate more.


Chris said...

Tragic and jan watched a documentary on the tsunami that took place in banda aceh and phuket, to name a few on...heart was indeed sour and heavy, with the sights of people trying every possible way they could, to save themselves from the waters rushing in...not to mention survivors crying, trying to look for their loved was really terrible...we human must have done harm to nature, to deserve all kinds natural disaster lately...but i believe all these are fated...and thus, we are definitely flying to Phuket next monday, despite the recent chaos in thailand...wish us lots of luck...hiaks~~*

pENguiN~ said...

Fuiyoh.. You guys going Phuket again.. so syok!! Just the two of you or with the other two siao kias also? Kekekeke.... Remember to share some pics after the trip!!

Chris said...

Just the two of us...hiaks~~*