Tragedy in Madrid

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/

17 Responses to “Tragedy in Madrid”

  1. That is so sad. The victims will be in my thoughts.


  2. When I saw this tragedy on the news I thought immediately of Nuria in Spain and you and your family in the Canary Islands. It is amazing how small blogging makes the world. My heart goes out to all the victims and their families in this horrific turn of events!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  3. so sad. lots of broken hearts


  4. Such a tragedy.


  5. Is horrible Nikki when this happens yesterday I think in you!! where is Nikki?? I dont think she is travel now! etc.etc. is a tragedy, dear we pray for them, so sorry. xxxGloria


  6. So tragic. They are in my prayers!


  7. I was very sad to hear the news yesterday. My thoughts go to their families.


  8. i did indeed read about this, and it’s been on the forefront of my mind ever since. my thoughts and prayers are definitely aimed in ya’lls direction.


  9. When I heard about this on the news last night I immediately thought of you when they mentioned the Canary Islands. What a tragedy, but let’s hope they learn from this accident to avoid others in the future.


  10. I read about it this morning, Nikki, and I thought of you. It’s so awful :( I’m definitely thinking about the families, and will continue to do so.


  11. That’s sad and scary, can you imagine if accidents like this can happen to them it can also happen to anybody else, airplane companies should really be very careful and precautious.


  12. We will be with you in prayers and thoughts. It is fantastic that through our blogs we can unite in times like these.


  13. So terrible, my thoughts and prayers are with the victims families.


  14. Such a horrible tragedy, Nikki. Thinking of all of you.


  15. Thank you all so much for your supportive comments. Your good thoughts are very much appreciated.


  16. It is sad. I saw this on the news. My heart goes out to them. I can’t even imagine how hard that must be…can’t even.


  17. There aren’t enough words for such an enormous loss.


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