I Noticed This Tiny Thing On Google Maps. When I Zoomed In… Well, Nothing Could Prepare Me.

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.viralnova.com/i-noticed-...en-i-zoomed-in-well-nothing-could-prepare-me/

    A friend told me to go to a certain latitude and longitude on Google Maps. When I noticed it seemed to be in the middle of an African desert, I thought he was just sending nonsense. But when I zoomed in, my mind was blown. I noticed a tiny icon that looked like an airplane.

    So I did some more research and discovered there’s an incredibly tragic and beautiful story behind it. Here it is, from start to finish.

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    UTA Flight 772 was a scheduled flight operating from Brazzaville in the Republic of Congo to Paris CDG airport in France.

    This is the flight path. UTA Flight 772 was a scheduled flight operating from Brazzaville in the Republic of Congo to Paris CDG airport in France. The flight never made it. All on board perished.

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    Eighteen years later, families of the victims gathered at the crash site to build a memorial.

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    An incredible story! And why not have similar memorials located where other airplanes have crashed?
     
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