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Ink Stain

Anyone is welcome to submit a Guest Blog Entry to  I received the following entry earlier today.

Working approx. 1-2 km from the airport my perception of the distance to the airport has changed since 9/11. The weather this afternoon was terrible from 11:00am till 5:00pm with off & on lightning & thunderstorms. The lightning was so intense between 2-4 pm that I couldn't have my vitamin (nicotine fix) outside. It was approx. 4:15 with a lightning bolt & the sound of thunder seemed very close. It wasn't until 4:30 when I heard what had occured. Flight AF358 had overshot the runway on landing. The smell of jet fuel permeated our company within 15 minutes & by 5:00 pm our president sent all office personnel home due to the smell, irritating eyes & throats within our company as we have large air ducts atop our plant to dissipate the materials, inks, solvents, bronze material, etc. & after these agents go through filters, out into the atmosphere. With the heavy concentration of fuel from the plane crash the ducts brought into the company air from outside & caused eye & throat problems. My next challenge was the drive home - 1 hr & 45 minutes (usually 35-40 minutes). I will NEVER forget that smell at is was so intense. Fortunately all survived with 14 minor injuries as of 8:00pm.
Twins From Bolton

The blessed smell of survival soaked the city and reminded us that sometimes things work out okay.  As it turns out, today was a good day.

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