They say lightning never strikes twice in the same place, but that’s not true for Jay McDonald. The 39-year-old Charlotte software salesman survived Thursday’s crash of US Airways flight 1549, just over two years after surgery to remove what turned out to be a benign brain tumor. He’s back at home with his wife, Jen, and their three kids: Mason, 4; Braxton, 3 (left) and Avery, 16 months.
They say lightning never strikes twice in the same place, but that’s not true for Jay McDonald. The 39-year-old Charlotte software salesman survived Thursday’s crash of US Airways flight 1549, just over two years after surgery to remove what turned out to be a benign brain tumor. He’s back at home with his wife, Jen, and their three kids: Mason, 4; Braxton, 3 (left) and Avery, 16 months. Observer file photo GARY O’BRIEN
They say lightning never strikes twice in the same place, but that’s not true for Jay McDonald. The 39-year-old Charlotte software salesman survived Thursday’s crash of US Airways flight 1549, just over two years after surgery to remove what turned out to be a benign brain tumor. He’s back at home with his wife, Jen, and their three kids: Mason, 4; Braxton, 3 (left) and Avery, 16 months. Observer file photo GARY O’BRIEN

He survived a brain tumor, then Flight 1549

October 21, 2015 11:16 AM