The Hospitality of A Newfoundland Town to the Passengers of a Diverted American Jetliner on September 11–Truth!
Summary of eRumor:
The inspiring and warm account of a planeload of passengers on a Delta Airlines flight on the day of the terrorist attack on the United States in September, 2001. They were ordered to land and found themselves in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada. There was disruption in schedules, discomfort, and inconvenience for the passengers, but the hospitality shown by the people of the Gander area was so gripping that the passengers ended up forming a scholarship fund for the youth of Gander to show their thanks.
The eRumor about Delta Flight 15 is said to have been written by a member of the crew, Nazim-Amin.
There are plenty of other stories, not only from the passengers of flight 15, but from people from the other more than 50 airplanes that found themselves stranded in Newfoundland when air traffic was shut down in the United States because of the terrorist hijacking of four airliners.
The residents of Gander and some of her surrounding communities were so warm, hospitable, caring, and generous that the stranded travelers they helped seem unable to express how much it meant to them. The stories from those days are numerous and inspiring.
The passengers of Delta Flight 15 were not the only ones to have been warmed by the good folk of Gander and the surrounding communities. As Nazim-Amin’s account says, there were many other flights that were stuck in Newfoundland. The passengers from other planes experienced similar hospitality and a bonding amongst themselves…so much so that they are setting up websites to document their stories and to honor the people who helped them so much.
Here are some of the sites and links:
Delta Flight # 37
It was flying from London to Cincinnati. Passenger Wayne Newland put together this site. CLICK HERE for details.
United Airlines Flight # 929
There is a website from the passengers of this flight. CLICK HERE for details.