2002-07-20 / Letters

587 Witness Meeting

587 Witness Meeting

Dear Editor;

On July 10, at 7:30, p.m., I was at the banquet room of The Beach Club. It is filled with about two hundred people and one torn, burnt page of the Koran. A few local politicos and reporters are mingled in the crowd. About forty to sixty of those present are eyewitness, and a few are professional persons of the aviation field.

The father of Sten Molin the pilot who was at the controls of flight 587 and some family members of the victims of the crash made up another dozen at the meeting. This meeting was held for the benefit of those of us who had the misfortune to witness the event, and to that alone it accomplished a great deal. For in sharing our images of that day it helped to ease our minds that we were not alone in what we saw. This I no for sure, for the young woman I met and exchanged stories relayed that message to me. The meeting was filled with the testimony of the events, of that morning by the eyewitness that wanted to come forward. I read my statement and closed with these remarks "It saddens us that when citizens do as directed by their President, in reporting all unusual incidents to the proper authorities.

Those Authorities respond with lack of interest and insult. Some new witnesses were added to the group. The fact that the NTSB with an on going investigation wouldn't send a representative confuses us. Victor of usread.com presented facts related to his timeline and all in the entire meeting was a success. Now back to the torn and burnt page from the Koran. An elderly gentleman who lives nearby the crash site reports that many pages from this book were scattered about the crash site and were removed by the authorities. And that got his mind to wondering!

 TOM LYNCH                                              

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