HKGKaiTak From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 1050 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5078 times:
Quoting Kappel (Reply 4): Is it a good idea though? To show people a crashed aircraft right before they are about to fly themselves? If somebody's already a bit afraid of flying, it won't really help them.
Well you see plenty of boat anchors around where shipwrecks occur doubling as memorials ... so I guess there's no reason why you can't have aircraft wreckage as a memorial.
Kappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days ago) and read 4850 times:
Quoting HKGKaiTak (Reply 5): Well you see plenty of boat anchors around where shipwrecks occur doubling as memorials ... so I guess there's no reason why you can't have aircraft wreckage as a memorial.
Sure, but a wreckage is much more graphic, and also at the point of embarkation, IMHO it will creep some people out. I would be ok with it, as long as it's done tastefull. For example, the memorial of the DC8-62 that crashed in Surinam is the 4 engines on a pedastal. I think very tastefully done, but also at the cemetary. (the crash-site was in the jungle, so a bit of a difficult place for a memorial).
I think that something similar would be ok, it all depends on how it's handled. It's of course always a good idea to remember the ones who died in that crash (or any other for that matter)