You may have heard about our jet crash at 12:15 today, I know it's national news now. We are ok. Terrified for sure for a few moments, but ok. It was close, but not close enough to affect us. A little less than half a mile from our house, it's a fear we push to the back of our minds because if we didn't we could never live here. The really sad news is that the jet went down into the middle of an apartment complex. The area is so built up there I have the feeling the news will be terrible. We happened to be on the road near the site on our way home when it happened, the ground shook like an earthquake and then explosions and dark smoke from the jet fuel. I have lived here long enough to see this happen 3 times now, but the other two were ditched in an unpopulated area right near the airfield (even closer actually with fuselage on our street!), this one is horrifying because of where it went down. Of course my phone was almost dead in the car and from where we were stuck in traffic it looked like the smoke was coming straight from the apt complex where a friend of mine lives, and I knew she would be home with her baby. I texted her and prayed like I never have before I think and within a few minutes she called me - it was the complex right across the street from her, only about 50 yards or so but she was safe!!! That's when I went from sheer panic to crying, which probably spooked the boys in the back seat who didn't realize that I was worried about anyone other than the pilots - ah, to be that young and have your parents do all your worrying for you!
Here's some photos: