2nd July 1999 at 01:00
Alight aircraft was forced to land on a motorway near to our school. A week or so later, driving the school minibusalong the same roadway, I pointed out the spot to the pupils and commented on how close it had been to the airport.

One boy said, very solemnly: "Thank goodness it missed that."


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