Memory of the victims of the Überlingen air disaster honored in Germany
It has been 10 years since the the Überlingen mid-air collision occurred in southern Germany on 1 July 2002 at 23:35 UTC.
A delegation of 150 people, which included relatives of Flight 2937 victims, has arrived from Bashkortostan to attend commemorative events in Germany which included a visit to the crash site, a service conducted by a priest the Russian Orthodox Church and an imam who came with the delegation.
The most memorable event took place in the evening of 1 July at the memorial place which represents a broken string of pearls – large metal ‘pearls’ scattered about the forest edge where bodies of 71 victims, including 52 kids, were found.
Lots of flowers have decorated the night of 1-2 July this year. A flow of guests and locals who came to pay a tribute to the victims has been at the crash site for a long time that night.
Guests from Bashkortostan have brought a large cracked in half ‘heart’ of red and pink roses to mark the fact that life of the parents had been in two ten years ago.
Representatives of three different confessions have conducted remembrance services.