Isle of Wight resident celebrates ‘miracle escape’ from yet another global tragedy

First trip to London could have been day of bombings

First trip to London could easily have been day of bombings

The Freshwater Argus today reported the remarkable case of Horace Dobbins, 72, who is counting his blessings after it dawned on him that he could have been aboard the stricken Air France plane that disappeared over the Atlantic.  ‘If only I’d overcome my fear of flying, gone to Brazil on a whim and returned on that very flight, it could have been me,’ said Horace.  ‘It really makes you think.’

‘He’s led a charmed life,’ wife Elsie told reporters.  ‘It’s spooky he wasn’t anywhere near the World Trade Centre when those planes hit.  But for a twist of fate, Horace could have been 35 years younger and working as a financial analyst in New York on that fateful morning, not collecting his pension in the town he’s lived his entire life.’

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