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An Uncle talks about the 10 year old who was killed at the airport

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BIRMINGHAM - AL -

We're learning more about the ten year old boy who died at the Birmingham Shuttlesworth Airport Friday. Monday afternoon, his Uncle arrived in town, to be with the family. But first, he made a stop at the site where the 300 pound flight board fell.

"Horrifying," Alex Bresette, Luke's Uncle said. "We miss Luke so much. We miss Luke more than anything we've ever missed."
 
After arriving in Birmingham, Luke's Uncle, Alex Bresette made an emotional stop where the flight board fell.

"It's unreal this happened," Bresette said. "No 10 year old should ever die. No family should ever go through this for any reason. It breaks my heart."

Alex Bresette describes Luke as the "all American boy" playing football, basketball, and baseball. The last time he saw Luke he told us Luke gave him a big smile and hug.

"Luke's smile literally went from ear to ear," Bresette said. "He could brighten up any situation. If he was here now, he would find a way to brighten it up - that's one of the tragic parts of this whole thing."

Luke's Dad, Ryan Bresette is a member of the FBI Citizens Academy Alumni group and here in Birmingham, the local chapter decided to set up a fund for his family.

"To have it fall and kill a little child, an innocent child, that just bothers you as a person, as a father and grandfather - it bothers me," Joseph Popenski, Board of Directors, Birmingham FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association said. "When I heard his dad was an Alumni Association member, we just had to do something. You know, you just feel that way - you just have to reach out somehow."

"No one will ever replace Luke," Bresette said. "I hope everyone out there with a 10 year old, an 11 year old, a 12 year old a 32 year old, will take time tonight to tell them how much they love them, and how much they mean to them."

Anyone can contribute to the fund. The account is set up at all our area Cadence Banks.  The mother, Heather Bresette, remains in serious condition at UAB hospital. Alex Bresette says he will stay in town as long as needed.

 

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