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originally posted by: Stormdancer777
Rocket 'attack' on UK tour jet: Pilot with 189 passengers dodged missile above Sharm El Sheikh with just 'seconds to spare from disaster'
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MOSCOW, November 6. /TASS/. The Russian side so far has no evidence confirming that the crash of the Russian plane in Egypt was caused by an explosion onboard, a source in the Russian mission at the special commission of the Egyptian aviation authorities probing into the crash said on Friday.
"Russian specialists will request the French investigators and the Egyptian commission to provide confirmation of the onboard explosion identification," the source said. "As of now, we can speak only about certain noises recorded by the cockpit voice recorder."
"It is too early to say that the nature of these noises is identified, moreover, to say that they indicate an explosion," the source said.
"We have no such data. We will ask the French and the Egyptians to provide concrete proof of their theories," he said.
"...I have to ask how poor was the airport security if the bomb was allowed on board?..."
originally posted by: St Udio
the USA & UK jumping all over the (very early) bomb hypothesis leads me to suspect the Feds are trying to create a diversion from themselves....
what say ya'll
Dale Parkyn, 47, from Harrogate, paid up earlier this year with his wife Joanne and said: 'We walked right through the security gates and security procedure, straight through the airport, avoided all the queues, and then he put the case on the conveyor belt and the girl checked us in. At no point did my luggage go through any scanner. When I think now it was bizarre.
He told Sky News: 'At the time it was quite amusing that for us, for £20, we'd avoided all the queues.
Senior French aviation officials familiar with the investigation told the BBC's Chris Bockman in Toulouse (French aviation hub, birthplace of the Concorde) that they had ruled out the possibility that there was any fault or technical issue with the plane that led to the crash.
CAIRO, November 7. /TASS/. Egypt has urged all the countries to share information about the crash of Russian A321 plane over Sinai, the head of international commission looking into the causes for the crash, Ayman al-Muqaddam, told a news conference held in the Egyptian capital on Saturday.
"I have said that we are ready to accept all information related to the crash, from any side," al-Muqaddam said. "We need any information... And if any side is willing to provide us with this information, we have no objections."
"Reports have been appearing in the media and some of them referred to official intelligence sources that testify in favour of a certain scenario," he said. "In connection with this, the commission states that it has obtained neither any information nor evidence to the issue."
"We are urging the sources of these reports to provide us with comprehensive information which will enable us to accomplish the mission," al-Muqaddam said.
"Now the commission is examining all possible scenarios of the disaster," he went on to say. "But no conclusions have been drawn yet."
Chairman of the crash investigation committee, Ayman al-Muqaddam, says a noise can be heard in the last second of the cockpit recording from the Russian jet that crashed last week. He adds the committee, made up of 47 investigators, is considering all possible scenarios for the cause of the accident
Mokaddem, added that "the inquiry with great attention consider all possible scenarios to elucidate the causes of this accident and has reached no conclusion so far." "The initial findings did not identify the cause of the breakup of the aircraft," he has said. "The data of the two flight recorders have been successfully downloaded, the time between the takeoff and the latest data is recorded 23 minutes and 14 seconds". According to Mr. Mokaddem a "spectral analysis" will be performed to determine the origin of a "sound heard in the last second of the record."
WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. has agreed to help the Russian government with its investigation into the deadly crash of a Russian charter plane in the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, senior American officials said on Saturday.
Some American officials said that the Russians want help doing a forensic analysis to determine what brought down the Airbus A321-200, while other officials said that the request from the Russians was more general. Although most of the debris is scattered over nearly eight square miles in the desert, some parts of the plane were taken to Russia for analysis.
It is rare for the Russians to make such a request, which was first reported on Friday by CBS News, and some American officials interpreted it as a sign of the challenges facing investigators.edit on 8-11-2015 by ipsedixit because: (no reason given)edit on 8-11-2015 by ipsedixit because: (no reason given)edit on 8-11-2015 by ipsedixit because: (no reason given)
"The analysis conducted so far of the noise on the black box indicates that this is a bomb," said a Member of the Egyptian investigation committee, who requested anonymity. "We are 90% sure that this is a bomb." When asked to explain what may be the assumption justifying the 10% missing, he replied: "I can not talk about that, for the moment. "
The plane’s tail was found about 5 kilometers (3 miles) from the rest of the plane wreckage, the Russian state broadcaster Russia 24 reported.
The distance from the tail to the rest of the debris could be telling — especially because the tail was previously damaged, CNN aviation analyst Mary Schiavo said.
“To me, it says (the tail) exited the plane before (an) explosive event and before the fire engulfed the plane,” she said.