The Courageous Families of Flight 3407
Pick up the Good Housekeeping October 2010 issue on newstands now.
Grocery shopping is not one of my favorite things to do until I'm waiting in the check out line. Then I relax and thumb through the magazines with catchy covers. Good Housekeeping has Jamie Lee Curtis on the cover this month. A big fan of Jamie Lee, I flipped through and found something completely unexpected.
The story is about the surviving fathers, mothers, spouses and siblings whose loved ones died in the crash of Continental Flight 3407. In the months since the plane went down they have formed a strong lobby advocating changes in laws that govern the safety standards for the small, subsidiary airlines that account for 50% of flights and carry 20% of travelers in the U.S. every day. I can't describe my admiration for these people who have taken such a horrible tragedy and turned it into a crusade that potentially benefits us all.
The article is well written, free of drama or sentimentality. The writer just lets the story and the families speak for themselves.
Good Housekeeping hasn't provided a link yet since the magazine is still on newstands but you can go get the hard copy and enjoy an article about Jamie Lee's organization skills as well!
You can click here to find the offical website of the families of Contiental Flight 3407.