'I am only just getting started': Heroic air stewardess still adventurous at 80

While the pioneer leaders were the original architects of Singapore, everyday heroes helped build society here. This is another story about such people in the series The Lives They Live.


Despite retiring in 1995, Madam Susan Lye, 80, has yet to lose her adventurous spirit.
Despite retiring in 1995, Madam Susan Lye, 80, has yet to lose her adventurous spirit.ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG

SINGAPORE - When a Malayan Airways plane landed at Paya Lebar Airport in 1964, air stewardess Susan Lye thought her duty was almost over.

She then looked through the first class cabin window and saw a thick plume of smoke.

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