DISASTERS: A Calamitous Week

Calamities, natural and unnatural, struck almost simultaneously in Europe and Asia last week:

> Storm clouds hung low over London's Heathrow Airport when the "Eurocrat Special," a British European Airways Trident jet with 118 people aboard took off for Brussels. Four minutes later, the pilot, Captain Stanley Key, 51, radioed: "Up to 60," a routine message asking for permission to climb to 6,000 ft. He never made it. Suddenly, the plane plummeted to the ground and burst into pieces near a clump of trees four miles from the airport, killing everyone aboard.

It was the worst air crash in British history....

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