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Manchester native, advocate still fighting for smallest plane passengers
But she's never stopped thinking about a little boy who died that day - and fighting for the one simple measure that might have saved his life.
Evan Tsao, 22 months old, was seated on his mother's lap during Flight 232. His body was found in the wreckage after the crash.
She could see they were at 37,000 feet; Capt. Al Haynes and 1st Officer William Records were banking the aircraft to the right. They told her the plane had lost its hydraulics, and they had no controls.
She wasn't entirely sure what losing hydraulics meant, but feared the plane could go straight down. "It's a metal tube and it holds your fate. No place to run; no place to hide."
But she didn't let her expression betray her dread. "There's no choice," she said. "You just do what you're trained to do."
Brown was about to brief the passengers when the captain came on and told everyone to prepare for an emergency. She remembers him saying something like: "I'm not going to kid you. This is going to be a rough landing. Do the best you can."
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