Disasters: Family Affair

The passenger list of Sabena Airlines' 707 Jet Flight 548 for Brussels counted all the types that have become so familiar to airline attendants at New York's Idlewild International Airport. There was the young man bound for Warsaw to the bedside of his cancer-ridden mother, the teen-age wife of a Europe-based serviceman making her first flight, the pregnant young wife of another overseas G.I., the middle-aged priest going to Brussels for a reunion with his parents, the tourists brimming with language books and visions of Notre Dame and Rimini, the comfortably tired...

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