After a tragic accident on Sunday, we’ve unfortunately lost our dear friend Andrew. This hits especially hard for me and my friend Dylan. He was a great guy who aspired to be a pilot, and generally loved aviation. His favorite airline was American.
Recently, the avgeek community has reached out to AA on Instagram, and they’ve put up a special post.
Such a tragedy to see such a wonderful young man leave us so suddenly and soon. It’s truly warming to see that he has been recognised by so many in such a large community of spotters, and the support that has gone out to his family and friends is incredible.
RIP Andrew and God Speed on your future journeys
This is not the place to ask what happened or why it happened. We are here to respect the passing of Andrew, and anyone that thinks otherwise does not deserve to be part of this forum.
Much love going out to his family and friends, they are in my prayers. Godspeed to him, may he fulfil his wish of flying in a 787 in heaven. This story is really warming to see how the spotting community has come together to support this young man’s family and friends 💙
To my fellow AvGeek Andrew,
Never knew you in person or over social media, but from what I heard, you sounded like someone I wish I knew. I hope that you got to experience everything you ever wanted in life, especially in aviation. Flying truly is something magical, as you knew, but now that you have tragically passed, you will no longer get to enjoy it. We AvGeeks still present on this earth will remember you and your passion for aviation, as you were part of the wonderful community of the people with their heads turned towards the skies.
Rest easy my friend, and enjoy the clear skies up there.
We will remember you.
Andrew McMorris is a 12 yr old child involved in Boy scouts and was hiking along a trail alongside a roadway. He and his fellow troops were struck by a drunk driver. The driver was under the influence of alcohol and arrested for DUI. Andrew died and his fellow comrades are now in the hospital in critical condition.
Although im not an official representative of the British scouting association I would like to say as im sure many others do that we are very sorry for the loss of such a young person to such a horrible thing. Rest in peace. Fly high Andrew