Sunday, May 22, 2011
For Rudy Maxa Show Listeners: My Original Brazil Story
[Photo: The damaged Legacy business jet where it landed in the Amazon]
Rudy Maxa, the well-known broadcast travel journalist, has been interviewing me this weekend on his national radio program about the horrific Brazil mid-air collision that I was among seven survivors of on Sept. 29, 2006. (154 others died].
Listeners have been wondering how to find the original story I wrote about the disaster on the front page of the New York Times after the crash.
Here's the link to it
Please note that subsequently, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board investigation found that the probable cause of the accident was serious mistakes by Brazilian air traffic control. Also, the original Times story has a number for the dead, 155, that the Brazilians later revised to 154.