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THIS DAY IN HISTORY:

SEPTEMBER 22

Oceanic Airlines Flight 815, was a scheduled flight from Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles, United States, on a Boeing 777. On September 22, 2004, the airliner, carrying 324 passengers, deviated from its original course and disappeared somewhere over the Pacific Ocean. 

Two months after the crash, wreckage was found in the Sunda Trench in the Indian Ocean near Bali. With the discovery of the plane, all of the passengers were presumed dead. However, weeks later, six survivors of the crash, including a 5 week old baby were found drifting in a small life boat near the Island of Sumba and became known as the Oceanic Six.

We all go through life like bulls in a china shop. A chip here, a crack there. Doing damage to ourselves, to other people. The problem is trying to figure out how to control the damage we’ve done, or that’s been done to us. Sometimes the damage catches us by surprise. Sometimes we think we can fix the damage. And sometimes the damage is something we can’t even see. We’re all damaged, it seems. Some of us, more than others. We carry the damage with us from childhood, then as grownups, we give as good as we get. Ultimately, we all do damage. And then, we set about the business of fixing whatever we can.
—  Meredith Grey
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