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Old Nov 12, 2001, 01:49 PM   #1
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Default Paul and plane crashes

He's really making a habit of this. I don't know if I want him anywhere around if I'm on a plane.
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McCartney's horror at witnessing second New York disaster

Sir Paul McCartney told of his horror after witnessing the aftermath of the
Queens jet crash.

He saw the smoke rising from the scene of the tragedy from the window of his
Concorde flight.

It landed in New York's JFK airport just minutes after the crash.

The ex-Beatle was flying into the Big Apple to promote his single Freedom,
which is recorded for the victims of the September 11 attacks.

It is the second time the star has witnessed disaster in New York from an
aircraft, having flown out of JFK at the time of the attacks on the World
Trade Centre.

Speaking in New York shortly after landing safely, Sir Paul, who was
travelling with his fiance Heather Mills, said: "I looked out of the window
and saw smoke and thought 'Oh God not again'. It was like the Trade Towers
all again."

But he says it has not put him off flying or visiting the United States,
insisting that his resolve to help those affected by the terror strikes is
even more strengthened.

"I am just going to keep on going and keep at it. We have got to get behind
America. That is why I have done this song. They need people to carry on
coming here and I am determined to do all I can."

Sir Paul recorded Freedom after playing it at a massive tribute concert in
New York's Madison Square Gardens.



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Old Nov 12, 2001, 02:16 PM   #2
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Thanks, Angelle...here's the same story from Yahoo. What is it about Paul and JFK Airport? BTW, the ORIGINAL story was that it was the Concorde that had crashed...I shudder to think...

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For McCartney, New York Crash Is 'Dreadful Irony'
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By Paul Majendie

LONDON (Reuters) - Paul McCartney saw tragedy unfold before him in New York
Monday for the second time in two months and vowed: ``We have got to get
behind America. We have got to help America.''

Ironically the former Beatle had just flown into New York to raise funds for
the Sept. 11 hijack attack victims when he witnessed the aftermath of the
American Airlines crash.

McCartney, accompanied by his fiancee Heather Mills, was aboard the
supersonic airliner Concorde, landed in New York just before JFK Airport was
closed.

``As Concorde was landing, the crash had just happened,'' McCartney told his
press spokesman after landing.

``I looked out of the left-hand side of the plane and there was smoke all
over the place,'' he told spokesman Geoff Baker in a phone call from New York.

``It was a horrendous and tragic irony trying to raise money for the victims
of the last crashes and then something dreadful was happening all over
again,'' McCartney said.

McCartney said the customs hall on arrival was practically deserted and the
FBI (news - web sites) gave him an escort to get out of the airport.

History was eerily repeating itself for the Beatle composer.

On Sept. 11, McCartney was on the tarmac at JFK waiting for take-off when the
suicide hijackers crashed two planes into the towers of the World Trade
Center.

``I was sitting on a plane at New York airport and watched it unfold through
the windows. It will live with me forever,'' said McCartney, who then wrote
the song ``Freedom'' to boost relief funds for the victims.

Monday he returned to New York to promote the record with a string of radio
interviews.

And he refused to be bowed by the latest tragedy. ``That is why I wrote
'Freedom' and that is why I am going to keep pushing it. I will not stop,''
he said.

McCartney premiered ``Freedom'' -- a ``Let It Be''-style anthem -- at a
Madison Square Garden charity concert of rock 'n' roll greats last month.

He had been moved to write the song the day after the World Trade Center
attacks.

``My father was a fireman and I was a war baby,'' he explained to Britain's
Sun tabloid before the concert which he called one of the most emotional gigs
of his life.

``It reminded me of what my father did in the war,'' McCartney said. ``The
heroism of the (New York) firemen hit me in particular. These people were
going into the building when most people would have run away.''


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Old Nov 12, 2001, 04:00 PM   #3
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Well, I'm glad Paul and Heather are OK, though this is indeed freaky. I hope Paul's not taking lessons from Touristman!


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Old Nov 12, 2001, 04:45 PM   #4
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Tahoma, Arial, Sans-Serif">Quote:</font><HR>Originally Posted By SF4-EVER:
Well, I'm glad Paul and Heather are OK, though this is indeed freaky. I hope Paul's not taking lessons from Touristman!


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WHOA???..........TOO SPOOKY!!!!
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Old Nov 13, 2001, 07:29 AM   #5
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Thanks for the articlea Angelle
And S4-EVER...

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Old Nov 13, 2001, 10:09 AM   #6
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Oh, Paul, what are you DOING?

&lt;shaking my head&gt;

He's so brave & courageous. And it's certainly flattering to be an American girl, knowing how he feels about America.

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Old Nov 14, 2001, 02:45 PM   #7
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Thanks for that article. Paul is just a wonderful, caring guy. I can't say anything more than that.

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