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Osutaka: A chronicle of loss in the world’s largest single plane crash

Hood, Christopher 2018. Osutaka: A chronicle of loss in the world’s largest single plane crash. Caradoc Books.

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The loss of a loved one is a traumatic event. If the loved one is your child, the emotions are further tested. Imagine having to cope with all of these feelings when also adding into the mix the challenges when the death happens on the other side of the planet in a country with a different language and culture. This is what one man had to face when his son died in the world’s largest single plane crash. Peter Mathews lost his son Kimble, who was travelling with his fiancée Masako Nishiguchi, in the flight JL123 crash on 12 August 1985. From the time of the first phone call through his trip to Japan until his return back to the UK, Peter kept a diary and took photographs. Using these materials as a basis, this book provides an amazing insight into the events of August 1985. The book also includes details of the experiences and lessons learned by the JAL employee, Keith Haines, who was assigned to accompany the Mathews family to Japan. Their story is as relevant today as it was in 1985.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Authored Book
Status: Published
Schools: Modern Languages
Publisher: Caradoc Books
ISBN: 978-0-244-97492-3
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2019 14:32

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