' Life And Death Are 2 Sides Of The Same Coin..' Says Kechi Okwuchi As She Marks 15th Anniversary Of Surviving Sosoliso Plane Crash
Singer and America’s Got Talent star, Kechi Okwuchi, has penned down a touching tribute on the 15th anniversary of surviving the Sosoliso plane crash. The DC-9 Sosoliso Airline jet with 110 people on board was on a flight from Abuja to Port Harcourt on Saturday, December 10, 2005 with a brief stop in the southeastern city of Enugu before it crashed in the Rives State capital killing 103 people immediately; four of the seven survivors died later in hospital.
Kechi who was one of the two survivors of the plane crash, stated that she rededicates her life to every anniversary of the incident, as a promise she made to those who died, “to live for them”.
According to her, she is “harshly reminded that life and death are two sides of the same coin, and that it is truly through God’s grace that we are on this side of the coin right now”.
Kechi wrote: “Today is the 15th anniversary of my accident, the Sosoliso plane crash of 2005.
“Every year on this day, I rededicate my life to the promise I made, to live for those who passed away that day, especially my school mates, the 60 Angels, and their loved ones they left behind so suddenly.
“This year, many of us had plans that were derailed, hopes that were crushed… loved ones that were lost. This year, I am harshly reminded that life and death are 2 sides of the same coin, and that it is truly through God’s grace that we are on this side of the coin right now.
“Today, I am extremely humbled by the simple gift of life and health.
“As I continue to live for the angels and their loved ones, I will also live with the intent to appreciate every new day as it comes, and to truly live in the present. Rest In Peace, angels.”