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MDW Accident/help Remember Josh  
User currently offlineFoxecho From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 748 posts, RR: 17
Posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1384 times:

If this belongs in the Non AV forum, so be it...

I would like to get A.net "family" to help out the family of Josh Woods, who was killed when the 737 had the runway overrun:

from:

http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-plane12.html

A family fund has been set up at Centier Bank, 1276 N. Main St., Crown Point, IN 46307.

I will be sending my check in today. I dont know these folks, but I want to help them out in Josh's memory, because there will be hard times ahead for this family.

Andrew


..uh, we'll need that to live......
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User currently offlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11581 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1341 times:

Putting better judgment aside (because I will surely be labeled a jerk, or worse),
WHY?

Of course it is terribly unfortunate that this poor kid died. But, people do die in traffic accidents every day. Some of them are little boys. A nationwide (or metro-wide) fundraiser for this child, why not all the others? It's almost insulting to the others.

http://www.nbc5.com/news/5502862/detail.html
http://www.chicagodefender.com/page/local.cfm?ArticleID=3193
http://www.timeswrsw.com/N1209050.HTM
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/l...3.story?coll=chi-newslocalwest-hed
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/l...2.story?coll=chi-newslocalwest-hed
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/l...ry?coll=chi-newslocalnorthwest-hed

the list goes on.

Can we get back to discussing civil aviation? Again, it's sad that the kid died, but since everyone recognizes that it is sad, we don't have to keep mentioning how sad it is every time we post about the accident.

PS, this shouldn't be in the civ-av forum, imo.



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User currently offlineFoxecho From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 748 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1305 times:

D L X

Point well taken, yes I know there are folks killed every day, but you have to admit this is rather a freak accident....

Have decided on Second, third and fourth thought anyhow to move this to the non AV forum. I just thought it would get most exposure on this one, but I should have posted it on the other.

Andrew



..uh, we'll need that to live......
User currently offlineIndianaPilot From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 59 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1294 times:

ouch !!! you got a point but it's prolly because this is SOO out of the ordinary, it's more high profile than a regular accident.

User currently offlineFLAIRPORT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1273 times:

i'm going to agree with the consensus...unfortunantly, i am a little penny-pinched in terms of my donations due to all of the hurricanes. I feel that is a much more needy cause at this time. However, my sympathies are with the family and anyone else effected.

User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1259 times:

Everyone knows that the families of those who die in crazy or unusual ways usually get more money, because of the greater press coverage. Just look at the WTC and that WTC widows group that keeps sticking its nose where it doesn't belong.

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1245 times:

Quoting FLAIRPORT (Reply 4):
i'm going to agree with the consensus...unfortunantly, i am a little penny-pinched in terms of my donations due to all of the hurricanes. I feel that is a much more needy cause at this time. However, my sympathies are with the family and anyone else effected.

Paying people to hope you're ok?

Man, it's bad when you are a stalker, but paying people to stalk you.. geez..

Chris



Lets do some sexy math. We add you, subtract your clothes, divide your legs and multiply
User currently offline777DadandJr From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1516 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1240 times:

I think we can all agree that this was a tradgic, and unfortunate accident.

Andrew,
I can tell you have a compassionate heart and it is very noble for you to take up the cause and donate to the boy's fund.
However, and please don't crucify me for this, but the boy's family has already announced to the media that they plan to sue. And we all know where this is going. The airport authority, Southwest Airlines, and possibly even Boeing, will undoubtedly pay a settlement to the boys family, I'm sure into the millions. More likely than not, the family will be financially set for the rest of their days.
Please don't think that this sounds cruel. I am just looking at the realities of the times we live in.
It's kind of like when an insurance salesman tries to sell you a life insurance policy on your child. They try to make you feel guilty with questions about how you could think of leaving your child "unprotected." Well, I hate to inform them, but if my son was killed, no amount of money is going to make me feel better about it.

Again, this was a tradgic accident, and an innocent boy lost his life. The best thing we all can do is to keep the family in our prayers and let things proceed as they may.

Rest in Peace, Josh

Russ



My glass is neither 1/2 empty nor 1/2 full, rather, the glass itself is twice as big as it should be.
User currently offlineFoxecho From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 748 posts, RR: 17
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1217 times:

Agreed Russ.....excatly right, I'm sure the lawyers will sue everyone down to the plastic drink cup makers. I have been thiking alot about this since I posted it. Sometimes I need something as subtle as a 2x4 to the head to see the light.

Thanks for your input everyone.

RIP Josh

Andrew



..uh, we'll need that to live......
User currently offlineCactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1207 times:

The family had a lawyer retained THE VERY NEXT DAY. They're going to get millions in a settlement with Southwest, the City of Chicago, Boeing, and whoever else they feel like suing. And now they have a fund going? What for?

I hate to sound cruel, but people die in accidents every day. Just because this was all over the news doesn't mean I have to give them money too. There are others who don't get the benefit of a media-announced "family fund" to cover their funeral expenses. Just because their son died in a "freak accident" does that entitle them to my money? No.

I am saddened by their loss. I offer my condolonces. But I'm sure their attorney can handle the financial settlement. They don't need my, or your, help.


User currently offlineStlgph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9518 posts, RR: 26
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1195 times:

Quoting CactusA319 (Reply 9):
The family had a lawyer retained THE VERY NEXT DAY. They're going to get millions in a settlement with Southwest, the City of Chicago, Boeing, and whoever else they feel like suing. And now they have a fund going? What for?

i know. isn't that lovely? it makes you want to send something to the fund other than cash.



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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12150 posts, RR: 49
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1179 times:

Quoting Foxecho (Reply 2):
but you have to admit this is rather a freak accident....

What accident is not? That is why it is called an accident.



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