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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: EnhancedInterrogator
Mid-air explosion is the only thing that currently makes sense. Even a failure of the aft bulkhead should have given them time to radio a distress call, or shown them in a descent.
originally posted by: BatheInTheFountain
Expert on CNN says that it 'appears' like some event that stopped the plane in mid 'cruise' flight, no descent profile, signal was lost abruptly.
The missing flight made radio contact 10 minutes before it disappeared from radar
Greece said it had deployed air assets and a frigate to an area in the southern Mediterranean where the aircraft dropped off radar.
A defence ministry source said authorities were also investigating an account from the captain of a merchant ship who reported a “flame in the sky” some 130 nautical miles south of the island of Karpathos.