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originally posted by: Xcathdra
a reply to: Kokatsi
Blowing up Russia
on topic Russia is dismissing the possibility that ISIS shot the plane down. That brings us back to pilot / mechanical / environmental errors / issues or a bomb.
I think it would be....backwards...for ISIS to claim responsibility knowing what the Russian response would be.
originally posted by: HickoryStick
a reply to: Xcathdra
That was in 1982. One of the outcomes was the FAA mandating positive mechanical locks of TRs in flight, which all new aircraft now have. Aircraft produced prior to 1982 would be retrofitted.
Two of Europe's largest airlines have decided to avoid flying over the Sinai peninsula while they wait for clarity on what caused a Russian airliner carrying 224 passengers to crash in the area on Saturday.
German carrier Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) and Air France-KLM (AIRF.PA) have decided to avoid the area for safety reasons, spokeswomen for the carriers said on Saturday.
"We took the decision to avoid the area because the situation and the reasons for the crash were not clear," a Lufthansa spokeswoman said. "We will continue to avoid the area until it is clear what caused the crash."
Lufthansa has less than 10 flights a day that cross the area, she said.
"Air France confirms it has set up, as a precaution, measures to avoid flights over the zone of Sinai," the spokeswoman for the carrier said.
The Russian Air Transport Agency has advised Kolavia to suspend flights to Egypt “until further notice” in view of the airplane crash, RIA Novosti reports citing its sources.
MSNBC @MSNBC 10m10 minutes ago
UPDATE: Pilot of Russian airliner that crashed in Sinai requested landing before losing contact.
China Xinhua News @XHNews 10m10 minutes ago
Black box of crashed #Russian plane found, dead bodies arrive in Cairo morgue xhne.ws...
Ruptly @Ruptly 14m14 minutes ago
Investigative Committee officers arrive at Kogalymavia offices
CNN @CNN 19m19 minutes ago
There is no evidence of terrorism in Russian plane crash, an Egyptian official says. cnn.it...
RT @RT_com 21m21 minutes ago
Russian A321 fell 'almost vertically', technical fault behind crash youtu.be... #7K9268
Ariana Gic Perry Retweeted
The New York Times @nytimes 30m30 minutes ago
Russian flight's pilot radioed that he had technical problems and needed emergency landing, reports say nyti.ms...
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: HickoryStick
And switches fail. I've replaced more than one squat switch.