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Old 5th May 2022, 07:53 AM
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Default RIP James Baxter

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A former Brisbane school vice-captain and popular young plane spotter should have been driving home from Sydney to see his family today and bound for a new job at the international airport.
Instead, James Thomas Baxter’s parents and sister had to suddenly fly down to say their unexpected farewells before he passed away after being hit by an alleged drunk driver on the weekend.

James, 24, was rushed to Westmead Hospital in critical condition just after 8.50am Saturday following a three car crash at the intersection of the Great Western Highway and Melbourne Street in Colyton, just outside of Sydney, according to NSW Police.

Family members, who did not want to be named, said James was returning from a mechanic in preparation for his move back to Brisbane after working as a ramp services agent for Swissport at Sydney airport for 18 months.
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Old 6th May 2022, 10:46 PM
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“Planes for James”

To celebrate the life of vh-jtb (James Baxter), we would like to invite everyone who would like to say a goodbye, to make a paper plane, and fly it on Saturday 14th May. If you are at an airport, home or somewhere else at the time, fold it up, and fly!!

With everyone to fly the paper plane, especially if you are AT an airport, you MUST fly it AWAY from any runway in operation. It would also be appropriate, what at the conclusion of the event, we must also collect our planes and take them home again to keep as a memory of the day.

Over the past few days, there has been a time recurrence throughout this tragedy, 1037. So we will be flying our planes, wherever you can be, at 1037 Saturday 14th May (BRISBANE time) in memory. Please share you photos and videos of the morning on instagram #vhjtb tagged and lets make it a fantastic memorial and farewell!!

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