“It was a miracle and we have to give thanks to God.”
Colombia’s San Andres Island Gov. Pedro Gallardo, reacting after a Boeing 737 jetliner filled with vacationers crashed in a thunderstorm and broke apart as it slid onto the runway on the Caribbean island Monday.  Only one of the 131 people on board died.  Passenger Ricardo Ramirez, a vacationing civil engineer, whose wife suffered a dislocated shoulder in the crash said “We tried to get out of the plane because the plane was starting to shoot flames. In a few minutes, a police patrol arrived and helped us. [Survival was] a miracle of God. Thanks to God we are alive.”  (Read the story here.)