Flight 401 Survivor Message Board
[ Post a Response | Flight 401 Survivor Message Board ]
My friend survived this crash
Posted by Carlos del Rio Orozco on May 22, 2010, 9:50 pm
I was surprised to find this website today. I heard first hand the story of what happened that fateful night in '72 from my friend Martha Figueras (at that time she was Pares). It was a story she had not told a soul and had completely placed it in the back of her mind. The anguish she went through was so vivid that as she told that story, I could not help but sob with her, who seemed to have it very vividly and painfully in her mind. She was actually left for dead that night until the next morning when rescue efforts continued and the injuries she attained placed her at death's side 3 times in the hospital. As she told me, that crash did not loose the grip on her soul and she expressed how a big part of her died that day. I don't think she ever recouperated from that crash.
She was a great lady and a great friend to me and I was lucky to have touched her in a way that she was able to share that horrific experience with me. Funny that while I was born, Jan '72, months later she would be in such a horrific circumstance we were to meet many, many years later. She became an inspiration for me and unfurtunately she passed last year, 2009, at a very young age of 59. I miss her and will never forget a person who impacted my life in so many ways.
Rest in peace my dearest Martha.
Carlos del Rio Orozco