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Air Disaster The sight that greeted my eyes was haunting. There were dead bodies as far as the eye could see, but somehow nobody had a scratch on them. The plane was in pieces, scattered all around. As the waves rolled up the beach, more and more bodies were revealed. The sun was burning high in the sky and everyone was beginning to tire out. The cliffs towered down on us; the sand burnt our feet as we trod carefully between the corpses. It was a shock; we hadn't expected to find anything there, but it appeared that almost everyone who had been on the plane was lying here, on the beach, with us. It was a very strange sight, seeing all these people dead, but somehow not hurt, at least not on the outside. All I wanted to do was find someone, get a story, then leave this terrible place. I searched for hours beneath the wreckage, desperately rummaging around to find somebody. I was there long after the television crews left, after the radio interviewers, hunting. As the sun began to go down, I thought I might as well give up, that there was no life left, when I heard a whimper. I couldn't tell where it came from, so I shouted, "Hello? ...read more.


I kept talking to her. I asked her what her name was, where she lived, how old she was, what she was doing on the plane. She was called Anna, 14, and she was visiting her grandparents for a weekend. After what seemed like hours, a whole army of paramedics and fire fighters arrived in an enormous helicopter. As it got colder and windier, the fire fighters assessed the situation quickly, but carefully. They finally decided the only way to help her was to get her out from under the immense weight. They lowered a thick cable made up of about 10 wires all wound together down from the helicopter. They checked again and again that it was fastened securely around the fragment of the plane, and slowly began to lift it up. Once it reached the end of the cable, the helicopter rose until it was above the cliffs, and lowered the wing down on top of them. I watched intently as the paramedics very carefully helped her limp body up onto a stretcher, made sure she was safe, and connected the now free cable to it and her body was slowly and cautiously lifted into the helicopter. Then a rope ladder was released from the base of the helicopter for us all to climb up. ...read more.


This was bad, I needed to get to the bottom of the story as soon as possible. I spoke to the doctor that had done the tests on her, and he told me that her memory of the events should return in a few days, and that all I could do was be patient. It was too much. Every time I thought of a possible explanation to this story it got my heart going, I wanted to know now. I rang Tom that night; I wanted answers: "Well, there is something strange in the records on the black box" He began to explain, after the usual hellos, "its seems that the pilots are just talking, and then suddenly, half way through a sentence, it falls quiet. Then you can hear the second pilot asking what's wrong. He has panic in his voice, but there doesn't seem to be anything actually wrong in the room. And then, he falls quiet as well, and this is when the plane begins to soar down the beach." I was amazed, and it made me even more intrigued by the story. "Thank you Tom, keep working." "I will, I'll call you whenever I hear more." I flipped the top of my phone down and sat back in my chair. I could tell this was the start of something really exciting. Possible end here ...read more.

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