This is to say a very big thank you to all those men and women on this forum who are in the rescue services. Having witnessed, via the frankly brutal Spanish news courage the courageous efforts of your compatriats at Madrid, then I am full of respect for you. The aftermath of yesterdays air crash at Barajas airport must have been a horrifying thing to deal with. Yet, thanks to many peoples efforts some survived. We have many close friends working in the airline business in this country (Spain) and I am sure they will echo my thoughts.