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Old 03-08-2014, 06:52 PM   #21
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Being the skeptic that I am, I suspect foul play unless a distress signal was received.
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Old 03-08-2014, 07:27 PM   #22
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I would say terrorist blew it up.There were two stolen passports used to board the plane.
Sounds like it probably blew up in mid air.
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I would say terrorist blew it up.There were two stolen passports used to board the plane.
Sounds like it probably blew up in mid air.
Speculation - but if true and it exploded over water which now appears as the most likely, where it the debris?
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I would say terrorist blew it up.There were two stolen passports used to board the plane.
Sounds like it probably blew up in mid air.
One US crash investigator said this is possible he also said if it did happen that way there would be a large debris field, no such field has been reported yet.
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where it the debris?
agreed... their are a lot of floating items like seat cushions, insulation, wiring, carpet, baggage bins, luggage.. ect. that stuff would be everywhere
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Old 03-08-2014, 07:52 PM   #26
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Yup , that was my guess. I just watched 2 former 777 pilots lean towards catastrophic failure and eluded to an act on the aircraft.
I have few buddies that work over there. They cover Bangladesh , Thailand and Vietnam.
Bangladesh has always had a daily hazard (political unrest) pay and they just added Thailand last month due to political and religious activity that I'm sure I can't mention here.
That's what leads me to believe it was incident was probably caused intentionally.
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Old 03-08-2014, 08:00 PM   #27
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Speculation - but if true and it exploded over water which now appears as the most likely, where it the debris?

I'm not sure how secure the cockpits are on foreign airlines or anything about their airport security. Couldn't a group take control of the plane if they had access to the cockpit.
It's still way too early but I think it will turn out to be something intentional. It'll more than likely take years to find out.
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I'm not sure how secure the cockpits are on foreign airlines or anything about their airport security. Couldn't a group take control of the plane if they had access to the cockpit.
It's still way too early but I think it will turn out to be something intentional. It'll more than likely take years to find out.
Possible,but highly unlikely. After 9/11 the FAA issued Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) 92-2. This required modifying transport category aircraft such as the 777 to prevent unauthorized persons entry into the flight deck. I have seen and used these doors many times and can testify to their strength.

Even when performing en-route inspections ( riding on the flight deck jump seat), I can say that all flight crews I have ridden with have emphasized more than once about me not opening the flight deck door inflight no matter what. The air carrier has procedures to let the flight crew know who wants entry - usually flight attendants,before ever unlocking the door.
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The plane was built in the US for another country that does not have to follow FAA regs no?
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10 4. Thanks for the insight. Maybe using a stolen passport over there is common, who knows.
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