We were finalizing shows in Russia as part of a half a dozen or so tours we did in Europe. The plan was to fly from Germany to Moscow and back. Right at this juncture, reports came in that the Aeroflot jetliner that had gone down had been piloted by children.
I think tourist visas were disrupted or flights were grounded and it was impossible for us to travel to Russia.
“Tapes show that in the half hour before the crash, the pilot gave up his seat to his 12-year-old daughter and then his 16-year-old son.” – New York Times