The website is working again. Something knocked it off line, but it is back in business. It resides on my nephew's server, so I asked him to reboot it. I'm sorry for the inconvenience, and thank you for taking the time to visit the site. And I want to thank L1011Lover for mentioning it on one of his previous posts!!!
Some of you asked about the crew of Flight 847 and their current whereabouts. I too would love to find them, and would appreciate any clues as to there whereabouts.
I found a 1988 article about Phil Maresca, where he stated that he would retire in 2002. In 1988, he and his new wife were living in Utah and enjoying outdoor activities like boating, hiking and skiing.
He also said that the hijacking changed him. "Before, like so many others, I took so much that we have in America for granted. Even though I had been exposed to many cultures less fortunate than our own, I was still complacent about what we have here,'' he said.
Maresca said he didn't begin to appreciate what Americans have until he saw how the people in Lebanon lived. "I can't imagine living in a place without a police department, a fire department, civil service, electricity, a sewer system or a water system,'' he said. "It was total chaos.''
Maresca said it's virtually impossible to take his freedom, his family and friends for granted ever again after being at the mercy of the terrorists for 17 days - never quite sure if they would live to see the end of each day.
I believe that Benjamin Christian Zimmerman became more involved with his public ministry, working as a pastor for Our Savior Congregations and a family ministry called L'Abri on Lake Cascade in Idaho. He posted a comment on the web concerning the hijacking in 2006, so he is still around and active on the Internet.
I know virtually nothing about the other four FA
's except where they were living at the time of the hijacking.