My brother, Michael, and his three friends all walked away from this plane crash a week ago. The many, many people that love him are grateful beyond words. He pointed out that his wasn't the first such event within the family. My husband, Terry, has made two emergency landings - one in a field and one at Ellington Air Force base. My brother, Jerry, had to land his banner-towing airplane on the beach during a surfing competition in Virginia Beach. My dad, winning the uncoveted prize for most dramatic (to say the least) unexpected departure from the skies, had to ditch his A-6 Intruder over Vietnam after it was hit by enemy fire, resulting in an almost eight year stay at the Hanoi Hilton.