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Reporter’s notebook, July 31, 1973: Covering Delta Flight #723 crash at Logan on my 20th birthday

Friday, July 31, 2015 Carol Robidoux 1

Smoke and fog and an unsettling stench still filled the air around us, and even though it wasn’t anything we’d yet covered in journalism class, I figured that, when you’re confronted with a scene that is simply so other-worldly, the best thing to do was to focus on the work, so I tried to disassociate myself from what it was that I was seeing. Minutes later, at a hastily assembled press conference, airport officials made it known to us that Flight 723 had come in from Grenier Field in Manchester. Disassociation was no longer possible. READ MORE