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I can’t think clearly


Tell us about a time things came this close to working out… but didn’t. What happened next? Would you like the chance to try again, or are you happy with how things eventually worked out.

I can’t think clearly. I’m in shock. I didn’t know anybody in the plane that crashed in the French Alps last Tuesday, but one of the passengers was a neighbour from my city. The flight departed from Barcelona. My own brother could have been there. Now we know that the co-pilot crashed the plane deliberately with 150 people aboard after locking himself in the cockpit when the commander went to the toilet. At least that is what the French prosecutor says after listening to the cockpit voice recorder recovered from the wreckage. Till now we were mourning so many deaths in what seemed a terrible accident, and that was terrible.  But now this has become a massive killing with absolutely no sense and that’s worse. I’m sorry for this post. I can’t think clearly. I can’t put this out of my mind.

But No Cigar.

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Journalist. In my fifties. I've worked for 26 years in a newspaper in Spain. I worked for two years as a stringer and correspondent in the US, and went as a special envoy to other places like the Balkans. Sea lover. Avid reader. Classic Music enthusiast.

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