Hello all…You may have heard that aSpanair MD80 plane carrying 172 people bound for Las Palmas de Gran Canaria went down shortly after take off yesterday in Madrid’s Barajas Airport. Tragically, 153 of these passengers and crew died in the crash. It is unclear exactly what happened to provoke the accident. Today, the Spanish Government and all of Spain mourns the victims of this horrible incident. At noon today, Canary time (GMT), the Canarian Government will stand for 5 minutes of silence in rememberance of the victims, and in consolation and solidarity with the family and friends of those lost. If you can spare a few minutes of your time, these families, friends and victims could use any prayers, good thoughts and support that you could offer.
You can read more about the crash here: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/21/world/europe/21madrid.html?_r=1&ref=europe&oref=slogin
y en español aquí: http://www.elmundo.es/