Fri May 17, 2019 5:51 pm #1694304
Huntj86 wrote:SteveC wrote:Eileen has formerly announced and therefore it is now appropriate to share the loss of her husband and our forumite Dave Phillips in the accident. Dave was a good friend and an utter gentleman. His loss is felt by everyone who knew him and he will be sorely missed. I am not at liberty to name the other crew members so please don't ask.
Steve, my sincere condolences. I know from personal experience how raw this will be for everyone concerned. I was there recently myself. I am at the BBC today, and while I was informed by friends of David earlier today, we haven't reported anything, as we didn't have anything official from the family, or David's employer, and I also wanted to be sure that Eileen and close family had been informed.
Do you and the family wish us to report this now? Is there anyway you can contact me if you do, so that I can verify everything?
My work email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi Jon, I cant speak on behalf of his employer but Eileen has publicly announced her loss. Dave's Facebook page is now being used to gather the condolences from all who knew him. He was a very popular guy and very well thought off in aviation both as an Air Traffic Controller and a Commercial pilot. We were brainstorming projects just 2 days ago, it was a privilege to deal with him and aviation has lost a good man.
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