Sunday, December 4, 2011

Lost


A plane bound for Mackinac Island crashed last night. I rode over to the island on the 11:00 am boat this morning and we could see several Coast Guard boats still searching the Straits. I don't know many details, other than the Search and Rescue Team finally found the wreckage along the shore near St. Ignace this afternoon.

Both the pilot and the passenger died and both left families behind. My heart goes out to all of them - and to the pilot's work family at Great Lakes Air. I've flown across the Straits from St. Ignace to Mackinac many times, and I always felt safe in the  knowledge that I'd land on the other side. I have complete faith in both the staff and equipment at Great Lakes Air, but moments like these remind me to savor each and every day I am lucky enough to get. You never know when your time is going to be up.
Now, I need to go tuck my little ones in one more time and let them know just how much I love them...

6 comments:

Erin said...

So sad. :(

Amy said...

I read that earlier somewhere...I don't fly, I refuse to fly...just not my thing, but my heart and my prayers go out to the families and friends of those men...

Allie said...

Saw it on the news this morning, Liz - my heart goes out to their families. Any idea why they crashed?

Annette Martha said...

I'm my prayers as well!

kate said...

Being on an island that services many remote communities, this is something we have dealt with as well. It's tough.
Hug 'em tight.

Diane said...

I am keeping their families in my thoughts and prayers.