Through out the day, folks on Everything South City continued to update each other with the latest and sussed out the hows and whys of this tragedy. Because media reports have saturated this accident we will not repeat what has already been reported. For those interested, please view our Facebook page for the comments that were made in real time.
From Roger regarding his interest in photographing the airport during this time period:
A short piece about myself so maybe you understand how this came about. I’m a freelance aviation photographer for several magazines around the world. I’ve been in aviation my entire life, first flights months after I was born, as my father worked for UAL as did my cousins/Uncle/Aunt etc at SFO. I’ve had two very close friends lose fathers to plane crashes and one lost his grandmother to an airliner crash into her home in San Diego. Several guys I went to school with, and were friends with perished in a small plane in the Tahoe area, I still have the newspaper clipping.
I’ve been to numerous plane crash sites, both military and civilian to pay respects, local ones were above Skyline College (Flying Tigers Cargo) one in the Fremont Hills (UAL) and one above Woodside (BCPA Flight 304). I’m very close friends with Christopher O’Donnell, the caretaker of the crash site. I’ve been on many group searches from old accident reports trying to mark and document crash sites.
More recently I did an air to air photo shoot with retired American Airlines Pilot Julie Clark, whose father was the pilot of the plane, that one of my friends dads perished in over in Dublin, Calif. in the early 60’s. Her plane is in this link with the smoke on.
Every Memorial Day I’m proud to go to honor the dead that gave us our freedom of speech at Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno, you can see some of those pictures on this Everything South City’s Facebook page’s header/timeline.