The Curse of an Overlooked Switch

RJ Carr
5 min readJun 20, 2023
photo: CanvaPro

The morning was foggy and visibility was extremely low in Boston, Massachusetts. On a normal day, if one stands at the pier on Castle Island, a peninsula at the end of the South Boston neighborhood of that Hub of New England, one can watch various commercial aircraft take off and land at Logan Airport.

July 31, 1973, in the heart of the New England Summer was one of those days when sound pierced the…

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