Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Citizens of the Atlanta Art Supporters Died

Air France Boeing 707 crashes on takeoff from Paris, kills 130

On this date in history in 1962, a passenger plane left Paris and crashed after taking off, killing all the passengers. The passengers were the supporters of the Atlanta art community - the ones that mostly put up the money for the arts.

About that time I was in the Navy Reserves with a tall redheaded young man with the last name Darby, if I remember correctly. His parents were killed in the wreck. They owned a printing company in Atlanta.

Yesterday, one day short of 47 years later, another plane crashed and probably killing all the passengers. This time the plane was leaving Brazil and going to Paris.

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