Into the Abyss: How a Deadly Plane Crash Changed the Lives of a Pilot, a Politician, a Criminal and a Cop

Into the Abyss: How a Deadly Plane Crash Changed the Lives of a Pilot, a Politician, a Criminal and a Cop

Carol Shaben


On an icy evening in October 1984, a Piper Navajo commuter airplane sporting nine passengers crashed within the distant wasteland of northern Alberta, killing 6 humans. 4 survived: the rookie pilot, a trendy flesh presser, a cop, and the legal he was once escorting to stand fees. regardless of the bad climate, Erik Vogel, the 24-year-old pilot, was once below severe strain to fly--a scenario now not unusual to pilots operating for small airways. Overworked and exhausted, he feared wasting his activity if he refused to fly. Larry Shaben, the author's father and Canada's first Muslim cupboard Minister, was once commuting domestic after a hectic week on the Alberta Legislature. After Paul Archambault, a drifter sought after on an excellent warrant, boarded the aircraft, rookie Constable Scott Deschamps made up our minds, opposed to RCMP laws, to take away his handcuffs--a choice that profoundly impacted the men's survival. As they fought in the course of the evening to stick alive, the dividing strains of energy, wealth and standing have been erased and every guy used to be pressured to confront the valuable and constrained nature of his life. The survivors solid not going friendships and during them chanced on energy and braveness to rebuild their lives. Into the Abyss is a strong narrative that mixes in-depth reporting with sympathy and style to discover how a unmarried, tragic occasion can disillusioned our assumptions and turn into a catalyst for transformation.

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