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EqyptAir Flight 990 Memorial

 
 
EqyptAir Flight 990 Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
1. EqyptAir Flight 990 Memorial Marker
The final phrase on the marker, “They are not gone from us,” is repeated in French and Arabic.
Inscription.
In loving memory of the 217
family members and friends
lost on EqyptAir Flight 990
ca 60 miles south of
Nantucket Island
October 31, 1999
♦ † ♦ † ♦
May Godís eternal light
shine on them
♦ † ♦ † ♦
“They are not gone from us”

 
Location. 41° 27.029′ N, 71° 21.279′ W. Marker is in Newport, Rhode Island, in Newport County. Marker is on Ocean Drive, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located in Brenton Point State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Newport RI 02840, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brenton Point Maritime Memorial (a few steps from this marker); S/V Marques (a few steps from this marker); RI Pilots of Brenton Reef Pilot Station (a few steps from this marker); Portuguese Navigators Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Portuguese Navigators: Pioneers in Maritime Exploration (within shouting distance of this marker); The Rocky Shore (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brenton Point State Park (about 500 feet away); Missing at Sea May 7, 2007 (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport.
 
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EqyptAir Flight 990 Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
2. EqyptAir Flight 990 Memorial Marker
This granite monument was created by Jack Afonso of Riverside Stone Co. It has three sides that are roughly hewn to symbolize the pain of the victims' families and their difficult journey since the crash.
 EgyptAir Flight 990. Account of the crash of EgyptAir Flight 990 from Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 29, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
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EqyptAir Flight 990 Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
3. EqyptAir Flight 990 Memorial Marker
The EqyptAir Flight 990 Memorial overlooks the ocean where the crash took place. Families of the victims gathered at this location soon after the plane went down.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,205 times since then and 98 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 29, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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