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originally posted by: andy06shake
a reply to: ragsntatters
Came across this little video on Youtube the premise of which is that the magnetic field produced by the CERN super collider may have somehow been responsible for the accident by way of influencing the planes avionics.
I don't know if this notion contains any credibility considering 1000s of planes must cross the same airspace every day without incident.
1 T to 2.4 T coil gap of a typical loudspeaker magnet.
1 T to 2 T inside the core of a modern 60 Hz power transformer
1.25 T strength of a modern neodymium–iron–boron (Nd2Fe14B) rare earth magnet. A coin-sized neodymium magnet can lift more than 9 kg, pinch skin and erase credit cards.
1.5 T to 3 T Strength of medical magnetic resonance imaging systems in practice, experimentally up to 8 T
9.4 T Modern high resolution research magnetic resonance imaging system; field strength of a 400 MHz NMR spectrometer
The doomed Germanwings plane may have crashed because the windscreen cracked, causing a sudden drop in oxygen levels that rendered the pilots unconscious, it was claimed today.
Reports circulating on professional pilot forums suggested the black box on the Airbus A320 had been analysed and revealed that a 'structural failure' was responsible for the disaster.
Flight 4U 9525 dropped out of the sky and ploughed into a mountainside in the French Alps at more than 400mph yesterday, killing all 150 people board.
In the latest theory to emerge, it is thought the windscreen gave way, incapacitating the pilots and leaving them unable to send out a distress call.
That may explain what happened in what top French official Segolene Royal has described as the crucial minute between 10.30am - when the pilots were apparently chatting away - and 10.31am when contact was lost.
Flight radar data revealed the plane started its nosedive at 10.31am from an altitude of 38,000 feet.
However, experts are also discussing other theories including faulty speed sensors and technical problems related to the age of the aircraft.
France's transport minister says work had begun on retrieving vital data from the cockpit voice recorder, although first pictures showed it had been badly damaged and it was not clear how much, if any, information could be analysed.
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Second black box 'found'
The second black box has been found severely damaged, according to the aviation site AirLive.net.
At the briefing, the Hollande said that the “envelope of the second black box has been found, unfortunately not the black box itself”. He said the search goes on for that.
originally posted by: RP2SticksOfDynamite
Its looking like some sort of structural failure (windscreen) and a decompression leading to cockpit crew unconsciousness. Thus no MD. Suggests an awful 8 mins for the passengers. Terrible for the kids!
PARIS — As officials struggled Wednesday to explain why a jet with 150 people on board crashed in relatively clear skies, an investigator said evidence from a cockpit voice recorder indicated one pilot left the cockpit before the plane’s descent and was unable to get back in.
A senior military official involved in the investigation described “very smooth, very cool” conversation between the pilots during the early part of the flight from Barcelona to Düsseldorf. Then the audio indicated that one of the pilots left the cockpit and could not re-enter.
“The guy outside is knocking lightly on the door and there is no answer,” the investigator said. “And then he hits the door stronger and no answer. There is never an answer.”
He said, “You can hear he is trying to smash the door down.”