Friday, February 13, 2009
On the scene of breaking news

When iReporter Anthony Trigilio heard the Continental Airlines plane crash near his Clarence Center, New York, home late Thursday, he acted quickly. Trigilio grabbed his video camera and drove over to the scene, where he captured footage of the massive flames. He immediately uploaded his video to iReport.com and shared his story minutes afterward with CNN's Anderson Cooper. Trigilio described the chaotic scene of loud sirens, countless emergency responders and emotional onlookers. "All I saw was flames," he said. "It was just a big fireball."

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February 13, 2009
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I would like to pass along my heartfelt condolences to the families and also ask my publisher to send them a gratis copy of my book which may be helpful to them (I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Sudden Loss of a Loved One --- coauthored with Brook Noel). I'm not sure how to make the connection necessary to have that happen. 

 

Please don't misconstrue this as a way of getting publicity, having lost a loved one suddenly, I can clearly relate to the shock and pain the families are experiencing and would like to help.

 

Sincerely, Pamela D. Blair, Ph.D.

Psychotherapist & Author

February 13, 2009
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So sad! And in this county, those were all VOLUNTEER fireman.

Ann Hoffman

Lancaste, NY

February 13, 2009
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I cannot believe what I am hearing or seeing.  No words can comfort those affected by this horrific event, you are in my thoughts. My condolences to all.

February 13, 2009
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I send my prayers to all family members and friends that lost their loved ones. I can't say anything that will ease your pain. I'm truly sorry for your lose and my heart goes out to you. I will keep you in my prayers. Again I am truly sorry for your lose.

February 13, 2009
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February 13, 2009
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I am a USS COLE WIDOW who met with Beverly on last Friday in the meeting with President Obama.  I am very moved by the horrible news that someone I met for a moment has bonded with my spirit.  We shared our stories and how we have coped since the lost of our husbands'.  Now to learn that she is reunited with her love my heart goes out to her family and to all that knew Beverly.  She really appeared to be a peaceful loving warm person and I'm glad I had a chance to meet her.

February 13, 2009
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One of the hardest things anyone will ever have to do is tell their parent(s), especially a mother, that one of their children has died. My heart cries for Chris Kausen.(I had to tell my mother 20 years ago that my brother had died in a car crash 1500 miles away.)

   Know that you and all the families who have lost a loved one in this Continental Airline tragedy are in the thoughts and prayers of so, so many people.

February 13, 2009
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My thoughts and prayers go out to all the families of flight 3407 may god be with u in this hard time

February 13, 2009

dear ladys on feb 21 09@ 500 west sunrise blvd,in fort lauderdale fla, @ 8:00 am sec 8/hud will be accepting 3000 applications for the homless,&low income people,so plese pass this VERY IMPORTANT INFO TO ALL REPORTERS,WHY WOULD THE PRESIDENT ONLY HELP ONE LADY WHO IS HOMLESS & FORGET EVERYONE ELSE ABOUT THIS HUD SEC8 HOUSING FOR ALL.

February 14, 2009
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I want to express my sincere condolences to all the family and friends of the Buffalo plane crash. I also want to say I think it's perfectly fine to report on the crash, but I think it is incredibly irresponsible and insensitive to have this rabid interest in the private grief of these families. I understand some families want to tell everyone about their loved ones, but the questions some people ask them just makes me cringe. I just wish journalists would have a heart and be aware that some of their questions go beyond rude.

February 17, 2009
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When ever any where in the world innocent people die either in an accident on roads,crash in air or killings by authorised or un authorised terrorism or wars the heart of a sensible peoples always weeps and prays to GOD that such trasdies  should not happen.Because those who          die are the beloved ones of many peoples and they are waiting them at home. This life is to live.So i pay my sincere condolences to the families and friends to all those who died anywhere in world.    I also pray for GLOBAL PEACE AND HARMONY.        THANK YOU

February 18, 2009
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God bless them all.  Hope posters realize family members might be reading.

March 17, 2010
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