On the morning of October 08 2015, Alpha Intercontinental Flight AHA 113 was approaching Cape Town International Airport at 09:15 in the morning. It had originally departed New York the previous night on schedule. From New York it travelled to Dubai and after its regular stop for refueling and fresh catering etc, it departed Dubai and fourteen hours later, approaching Cape Town and due to touchdown in the next ten minutes, simply vanished from both visual sight and radar. It was not the only disappearance of aircraft in the surrounding space.

But, it is the one I know about.

Flight AHA 113 was never seen or heard from again, despite extensive rescue efforts mounted. No wreckage was ever found, no traces of luggage were ever seen. It was as if Flight AHA 113 had simply never existed.
But … Flight AHA 113 had existed. It did in fact crash into the sea, close enough to land that while 237 passengers perished either as a result of the crash itself or trying to make it to shore, 28 survivors eventually made it to safety. 

This is their story...

When the Sun Blinked

Book 1 - Search for the Truth

A routine flight from New York to Cape Town becomes anything but when it is caught in a suspected massive solar event and crashes, leaving a handful of survivors. These survivors are left dealing with the aftermath of the crash. As they struggle to come to terms with what has happened and the devastating consequences of the event, they must find the answers to what will alter their lives forever.

The journey towards understanding is both more and worse than any of them could have foreseen.

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When the Sun Blinked

Book 2 - The Soldiers

As the awful truth unfolds, each day brings new challenges, hopes, threats and the dangers that wait in careless mistakes. These are brutal reminders of their circumstances, leading to their first death since the crash.

The discovery of a second crash brings renewed hope of a better-quality survival, but the arrival of a handful of former soldiers, themselves survivors of the same event, bring more challenges, threats and deaths.

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