IT IS HARD TO PUT INTO WORDS the extent of the tragedy that has befallen the families and friends of the 176 people who died in the recent plane crash near Tehran. Worse yet was learning the latest about the Iranian surface-to-air missile that struck the plane down.
Someone – human error or not – shot the plane down. (Yes, I know it’s not the first one, sadly.) One can hope that many of the painful questions that multiply with each day will find answers. But then again, that will not make up for lost lives.
Since the crash happened, we have been seeing countless videos and photographs of the site, including the unbelievably shocking video of the plane as it was coming crashing down in flames. All I could imagine was the people aboard, crew included, children and their parents, scared and helpless and knowing what was coming.