Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Time Stood Still

Apparently the final report of the National Transportation Safety Board on Lex's accident has been released.

While I don't have access to a link to the final, formal document this link has all the data used to build the final report.

A word of caution, if you have no desire to relive the events of that day, over two years ago, don't chase the link.

I did.

Once again, time stood still.

Just as it did on the 7th of March, 2012.

Lex is gone, nothing will change that.

I picked at an old wound.

It still hurts.

We won't ever forget you, Captain Carroll F. LeFon, Jr.

Rest in peace, Sir.


Photo courtesy of Brigid

14 comments:

  1. That's a very nice picture. Sorry for your pain.

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  2. I read most of the Chairman's report, including two of the interviews. I prolly shouldn't have.

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    1. Same here.

      But I'd rather know, than not know. If that makes any sense.

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  3. Think I'll pass. Lex was doing what he loved to do and needed just a smidgen more luck than he had available. Nothing in an official document will change that or the results.

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    1. Wise choice Juvat. It was something I had to know. But I don't recommend it.

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  4. I'm not going there. I knew the man and his wife. I asked them to dinner.

    He went, as his wife knew he would. Age was not going to mess with him.

    He made that clear and obvious as the truth.

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    1. I get that Sir, I really do. Since then I've met Mary and she is a wonderful person. As The WSO said, "I' just know she was a great Skipper's wife."

      I had to know, I understand why someone would not. Cap'n LeFon died doing what he loved.

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  5. I did not open the link. I don't want to know the details. My imagination is too vivid as it is. Rest in peace dear Lex. We remember.

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    1. I know Mary, I know.

      Indeed, we remember...

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  6. Thanks very much for your wonderful tribute to Lex.
    He often spoke with love and humour of his family in his blog. With him gone, I often worry and wonder how they have coped since. Does anyone have any news of how his wife, daughter and son are faring?

    Marc
    PS: OldAFSage, sent you an email on the gmail address.

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    1. Thanks for the kind words Marc. I'll be responding to your e-mail shortly.

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