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After 25 Years, NTSB to Dismantle TWA 800 ReconstructionThe National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will soon dismantle the skeletal reconstruction of Trans World Airlines flight 800, the Boeing 747-100 that exploded over the Atlantic Ocean nearly 25 years ago. (www.flightglobal.com) More...
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I was an engineer for Batesville Casket Company 25 years ago. They purchased all the caskets from Batesville. The caskets were all the identical model. One couldn't miss those identical caskets going down the assembly line. We all knew what they were for. I tried to touch as many as I could, smoothing the fabric, adjusting the comforters, trying to make them the best for the families. We were very sad at the factory.
TWA 800, what a tough memory. I was having a one-on-one business meeting with a client (business owner) when he received the phone call that TWA 800 was missing and his son was on-board. Surreal moment to this day. Such a stark moment and reminder to me to remain grateful for each day. Thank you Carolyn for posting your kind gestures taken and your connection regarding this very sad event. It is valuable.
Do you know Dan Parker? My husband's former business used to cast urns for Batesville.
I was able to visit it at the NTSB training center in Ashburn a number of years ago. I is a very impressive display. We could see it, but no photos. They had a great deal of respect for the families of the passengers and crew. I'm sure they will treat the remains with the same respect.
I made a graphic for the Sacramento Bee on that day. I still have the front page of the newspaper
Thank you for sharing that. I am a graphic designer, too, so I can appreciate what it must have been like to have to create this: a tragic event, which I assume there was still little information about when you had to make this graphic, and probably while trying to hit a deadline...and then the humanity of the moment factors in...I'm sure it was tough.