...to the parents and family of 6-year-old Joshua Woods, who was killed when a Southwest Airlines jet skidded off the end of the runway at Chicago Midway airport and crushed the car in which he was a passenger.
You talk about being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
My prayer is that he is safe in the loving arms of his Savior (whose name is also Joshua), and that God will send comfort to the family.
My heart goes out, too, to the air traffic controllers and the pilot of the flight. They will be wracking themselves for the rest of their lives, playing woulda shoulda-coulda over the decision to clear the flight to land, and then to attempt the landing.
For some reason, it's not newsworthy that our commerical aviation system routinely operates in miserable weather with near-perfect safety year-round.
Still, this Christmas one family is going to be without a six-year-old unwrapping presents under the tree. It breaks my heart.