9/11 Widow Killed in Plane crash near Buffalo MSNBC Reports

February 13, 2009

A few weeks ago when Sully landed in the Hudson river we all had our moment to “go there”.  We imagined what we would do, how we would react. My wife Laura and I cringed at the thought of having to deal with a situation like that with our 10 month old along with us.  We watched in relieve as each passenger was pulled from the plane safely.  60 Minutes did a phenomenal follow up story that I watched earlier this week. During the show we met a passenger who had lost a brother in the 9/11 attacks.  He said that as the plane was decending to crash land in the Hudson he thought that his family couldn’t handle the loss.  He tearfully thanked Captain Sully.  It was chilling, and moving. Today that scenario has horribly come true in the loss of Beverly Eckert.  Ekhert lost her husband in the Attacks on the World Trade Center and was among those who perished Thursday.  I pray for her family.  MSNBC Reports the following:

A widow of a victim of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center was among those killed in a plane crash near Buffalo, N.Y., late Thursday, her sister told a local newspaper.

Eckert’s husband, Sean Rooney, was a native of Buffalo, th090213-eckert-vmed-245awidece newspaper said. Eckert was flying to Buffalo for celebrations with relatives marking the 58th birthday of her late husband, the paper said.

“We know she was on that plane and now she’s with him,” Beverly Eckert’s sister Sue Borque told The Buffalo News.

Beverly Eckert, left, shown here with fellow 9/11 widow Mary Fetchet outside the U.S. Congress in 2004, was among those killed in the crash of Flight 3407, her sister said.