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Is there a Terrorist/Rogue Aircraft Maintenance Mechanic moving from Airline to Airline?

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posted on Mar, 24 2015 @ 08:19 AM
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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 us 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.


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posted on Mar, 24 2015 @ 08:23 AM
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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.



posted on Mar, 24 2015 @ 08:26 AM
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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.



Short story: NO!

It might how ever be related to this:

www.pprune.org...

An Airbus design flaw.



posted on Mar, 24 2015 @ 08:28 AM
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a reply to: Xeven


Terrorists usually claim their attacks and don't let people believe it was an accident.

Just saying.



posted on Mar, 24 2015 @ 08:30 AM
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a reply to: Xeven

Yah, they're called Gremlins.



posted on Mar, 24 2015 @ 08:44 AM
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originally posted by: Develo
a reply to: Xeven


Terrorists usually claim their attacks and don't let people believe it was an accident.

Just saying.


Why terrorists? Perhaps the purpose of sly aircraft failures is one of a covert nature to illiminate an individual or individuals at the cost of the innocent. Not something to broadcast and take responsibility for eh?



posted on Mar, 24 2015 @ 08:49 AM
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a reply to: nerbot
That's why I included Rogue...



posted on Mar, 24 2015 @ 08:49 AM
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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.



Yes, of course but are the authorities even looking at that?



posted on Mar, 24 2015 @ 08:55 AM
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but every time you do pretty much any type of maintenance you need to fill in forms detailing what you did and add a signature, wouldn't someone catch up on the fact that all the recent crashes had this one guy Tom working on them just before the crash?
sounds too hard to get away with.
i think it's companies trying to save a penny in any way possible, and cutting down the costs eventually leads to something important being overlooked, and this stuff happens.



posted on Mar, 24 2015 @ 08:57 AM
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a reply to: Xeven

As Ivar_Karlsen has pointed out.... This site:

www.pprune.org...

Is THE place to be for pilot/aircraft knowledge.



posted on Mar, 24 2015 @ 08:59 AM
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a reply to: Xeven
It all depends.
If crash investigators found similarities in multiple crashes that may have other explanations when found singly, they would be inclined to investigate further.



posted on Mar, 24 2015 @ 09:06 AM
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originally posted by: Xeven
a reply to: nerbot
That's why I included Rogue...



But called "Terrorist" first for main stream effect…

(Thats why I suggested Gremlins. Its just as ridiculous.)



posted on Mar, 24 2015 @ 09:21 AM
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originally posted by: Develo
a reply to: Xeven


Terrorists usually claim their attacks and don't let people believe it was an accident.

Just saying.


Bingo! Terrorists don't want their hard work to go unclaimed. They need some sort of ego boosting.



posted on Mar, 24 2015 @ 09:32 AM
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a reply to: Xeven

No, because the chances of it are so remote as to be considered impossible. There were no similarities in the crashes.



posted on Mar, 24 2015 @ 09:32 AM
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a reply to: HawkeyeNation

The people really perping terror attacks want to go unnoticed, thats why thy call up and blame others for their "hand" work.



posted on Mar, 24 2015 @ 11:33 AM
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a reply to: Xeven

short answer : no

long answer : no , here is why :

your hypothetical " rougue mechanic " simply cannot have any control over his access to an individual aircraft 0- nor can he ensure that he has exculusive access to an part of it and every access he has to an aircraft is documented

so whatever he does has to be in one operation - further - if his sabotaged aircraft isnt destroyed on its first flight - it risks his sabotage being discovered - is sabotage MIGHT me in a system that isnt due inspection // service for another 200 hours - but a bird strike on its first flight could see it grounded in another country and repaired

also - any mechanical failure will be investigated - so if an engine fails after service - everything he did will be scrutinised and anything he did that was not logged would put him in the firing line

so - no - aircraft sabotage would lead back to the fitter responsible



posted on Mar, 24 2015 @ 11:40 AM
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This would be an interesting - if far fetched - theory were it not for the fact that 2014 was the safest year on record in the history of flight. That even includes one major air disaster seemingly caused by one, perhaps two, deliberate downings of an aircraft.

If there was a rogue cell of mechanics, they're doing a lousy job.



posted on Mar, 24 2015 @ 01:35 PM
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If humans were meant to fly, we would have wings. It's divine intervention!



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