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2001-Nov-13: "Oh God, not again"

Once again, Sir Paul has witnessed a New York disaster.  Sir Paul's Concorde flight from London landed in New York City just minutes after the American Airlines jetliner went down over Queens this morning.  Sir Paul spoke minutes after landing safely at JFK International:
 "As Concorde was landing, the crash had just happened.  I looked out of the left-hand side of the plane and there was smoke all over the place and I thought 'Oh God not again'. It was like the Trade Towers all again.  It was a horrendous and tragic irony trying to raise money for the victims of the last crashes, and then something dreadful was happening all over again "
However, these incidents have not put him off flying or visiting the United States. On the contrary, his resolve to help those affected by the terror strikes has been even more strengthened:
 " That is why I wrote Freedom and that is why I am going to keep pushing it. I will not stop.  I am just going to keep on going and keep at it. We have got to get behind America. That is why I have done this song. They need people to carry on coming here and I am determined to do all I can."
Sir Paul said that the customs hall at JFK was practically deserted when he arrived.  The FBI provided him with an escort to help him safely leave the airport.  Sir Paul said he said he will say in New York and will press ahead with his plans to promote his new album.

(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)


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