I am not an expert - I am not a pilot - I cannot even begin to imagine what happened, what forces existed in those thunderstorms, what caused this terrible tragedy. There are a number of pilot blogs that I went straight to this evening to see what comments were posted. From all that are out there, I found a great deal of sense and straight thinking from Captain Dave's blog.
Our prayers and condolences go to all those affected by this terrible tragedy. Normal blog service will resume later this week.