John Debbins is Alive Lome, Togo West Africa Wednesday, June 20, 2007
A good man is safe after a plane crash in Malawi over the weekend. I have mentioned or referred to John in newsletters. I hope all is good.
I do hope I have the correct photo, I have not seen John in about 5-6 years, I met him shortly in Brazil, a person your remember, a unique and happy person He is from the USA, who at the time worked teaching English in Paraguay, and has written emails occasionally every since, Andrea Debbins, his sister wrote me:
Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2007 11:37 AM
Subject: john debbins is alive and okay
Johnny called this morning to say he is okay.
The plane owned by the Nyika Safari company crashed on friday June 15th, 2007. The pilot, Christian, and 5 british tourists were killed in the crash. Christian is a good friend of Johnny's. Johnny called this morning to say he is okay but initial news reports he is the pilot because the Nyika Safari website has not been updated and lists him as the pilot.
Please spread the news that Johnny is okay and please pray for Christian and the other tourists.
If you google Nyika and John Debbins you can see the news reports.
Johnny and Lotte are going to the Netherlands this friday. I told him to call us when he arrives.
STOP QUOTE QUOTE: The names of the five British tourists killed in a plane crash in Malawi over the weekend were released yesterday as reports indicated they belonged to a larger group of sporting fans who were holidaying in the region.
The six-seater Cessna took off from the capital Lilongwe early Saturday afternoon and headed towards the Nkiya National Park in the north of the country but crashed shortly after 2pm. An investigation into the cause of the crash has been launched but early indications suggest bad weather may have been to blame. STOP QUOTE http://news.independent.co.uk/world/africa/article2675730.ece
I do not know, however small planes seem more dangerous than the larger passenger jets.