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originally posted by: Xeven
Is there a Terrorist/Rogue Aircraft Maintenance Mechanic moving from Airline to Airline? It is obvious that the current crash cause is yet to be determined but it occurred to me that an Aircraft Mechanic would know exactly where, how and what to sabotage in order to cause Aircraft to crash without knowing why such as the two Asian flights in the last year or so.
A mechanic would not only have the know how, but he would have the means and time to set up a catastrophic failure on aircraft. In fact he could do it over weeks and months, slowing setting up the failures, explosive or what ever that would leave us wondering what happened.
A mechanic could also slowly move under the radar of authorities, both in bringing stuff to the aircraft for sabotage, but also in moving from airline to airline, and country to country as it is a pretty regular occurrence for qualified Mechanics to move around.
Would the authorities even be thinking about this and monitoring who is moving where? If not, and your one of those authorities, I suggest you start watching mechanics not only in possible relation to current crashes, but how easily a bad guy could infiltrate and go undetected in the world of aircraft maintenance.
originally posted by: Develo
a reply to: Xeven
Terrorists usually claim their attacks and don't let people believe it was an accident.
originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: Xeven
Sure, it is a possibility. It would be a risky maneuver to accomplish though.
Each time he did such a thing, he would leave evidence, unless he is really good. Then there is the fact that he would be there, as a matter of records-keeping working as a mechanic at each of the places that were connected to a crashed plane.