To the news of the disappearance and suspected crash of EgyptAir Flight 804 over the Mediterranean Sea. The flight departed Paris on Wednesday night and crossed into Greek airspace without any problems, but moments after entering Egyptian airspace at 2:37 a.m., the plane made a series of wild turns, plunging 22,000 feet and disappearing from radars, according to officials. The cause is not yet known, but Egyptian officials said on Thursday that the likelihood the crash was a result of terrorism was “higher” than it was for a technical failure of some kind, the New York Times reported. Aviation safety experts said that such sudden movements were highly unusual at any phase of flight and suggested some kind of in-flight emergency. Unfortunately, it appears that this flight, which was carrying 66 people including some young children, may be the latest casualties in the Western world’s fight against terrorism.
To the death of journalist Morley Safer, who most probably know as the longtime veteran voice on CBS’ “60 minutes.” Safer was a true talent, who helped to reframe the role of war correspondents during his infamous Cam Ne assignment with a U.S. Marine Corps unit in the Vietnam War, giving the American public a look at the harsh realities of the Southeast Asian war. He worked for “60 Minutes” for over 60 years, earning 12 Emmy Awards along the way and retired just days before his death on Thursday. Godspeed Morley, now you can rest.