It truly could happen to anybody, and that reality has since been realised, when I visited the site.
In no way do I mean to dishonor your volunteer work or the horror of this crash, but regarding the above comment I would be interested in some clarification.
Are you implying that airplanes could drop into anyone's home?
Well, sorry but I don't understand why you feel there is any clarification necessary.
It is simply true. There are Aircraft. They are in the Air. If they crash at the wrong time in the wrong place they could in fact and do in fact kill people on the ground. The likelihood and or frequency of such accidents has nothing what ever to do with the point at hand.
He didn't in any way imply that he thought this would now begin to happen more often than in the past. He simply stated that it could. I imagine that seeing this horrible thing up close was somewhat unnerving.
The Emotional response is "God how terrible. This could have happened anywhere".. The Logical response is the same because it is simply true. It COULD CAN and WILL happen again. Likelihood is irrelevant.
Also, I don't see what the 6 o'clock News has to do with this.
I guess I just don't understand why you were all over him for pointing out that Aircraft can't stay up for ever and we don't always get to choose what this means.