This is the power of Mass Media! One day, all we speak is Kolavia. The next day we forget of it. Does anyone remember the Yemenia accident in 2009? It was in the media less than a week, although this A310 claimed the life of 152 people. Similar was, less than a year later, the Afriqiyah 771 crash, on a brand new A330, returning from Johannesburg to Tripoli. 103 casualties. It was in the news for few weeks. Then the arab spring started, and Libya was often in the news by some other reasons.
Some times, a story is not so good enough, so we tend to forget it.
See photos of Pulkovo Airport now (LED
). Are there still flowers? Teddy bears? It's only been 11 days, and people is starting to forget of this tragedy that shocked the Saint Petersburg's community so hard.
Besides the two Malaysian 777 of last year (one surrounded by Mystery, and the other by lack of a responsable person/state), I think most of us have forgotten all the other accidents of the last 24 months.
Recently a report was published on the investigation findings of Tatarstan Airlines flight 363, which crashed close to KZN
in Nov 2013. It was the biggest crash of that year. Most Russians had already forgotten of the crash, and even of the airline, that was closed few weeks after that crash.