Wednesday February 25, 2009. Thirty minutes into our interview with a field commander, he abruptly stopped talking when his pager alarm triggered. ‘So… a VOS6’, he stated, remarkably calm. ‘A VOS6 is something serious…’. He remained silent for about half a minute, after which he continued his explanation: ‘VOS6 stands for aviation accident at Schiphol Airport. Category 6 means the plane has actually crashed and has between 50–250 persons on board. If you don’t mind, it’s probably best to end the interview’. He excused himself and headed towards the crash site to assume his role of field commander.