AirAsia Flight 8501 Missing; My Second Worst Nightmare

In case you haven’t heard yet, there’s another missing plane.  This time it’s AirAsia’s flight 8501, traveling from Surabaya, Indonesia to Singapore.  AirAsia is a solid airline with a good safety record.  While it’s still early to rule out any cause at this point, thunderstorms/severe weather are suspected as contributing to the disappearance.

I can’t imagine what the loved ones of the passengers are feeling right now.  It must be such an empty feeling, not knowing what happened, waiting for answers.  This is my second worst nightmare.

Short of losing one of my children (something that keeps me awake at nights), I do have an outsized fear that I might end up in similar circumstances.  Given, the possibility of such a thing is very remote.  But, I couldn’t imagine my family left wondering what happened, never having those answers that someone in this sort of situation would need to have closure.  I fly for a living and also fly for pleasure.  I’d hate to think my love of travel could le

I saw this story before I went to sleep last night.  My wife saw me shaking my head and asked me what was wrong.  I told her and she shared my dismay.  I didn’t write about it last night and wasn’t planning to write about it this morning, since I didn’t have anything to add to the information already out there.  But, I can’t get it out of my mind as I watch my kids play this morning.

To the friends and family of those passengers and crew traveling on AirAsia QZ8501, I can’t imagine the pain you must be feeling.  You’ll be in our thoughts.


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