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Originally posted by Frosty
The airplane experienced a cabin pressure malfunction which meant oxygen mask were deployed, the oxygen mask had gases added before hand which would make anyone pass out by breathing into the mask. Then the evil bad guy took his Tom Cruise mask off, shot the scientist, his pilot friend then shot the remaining pilots, and they all jumped out the back.
Originally posted by NavyDog
However a POINT in the story clearly missed. HOW QUICKLY THE F-16s joined up with the airliner. Literally right away after lost contact.
I suppose the Greeks are better than we are at this - remember 9/11.
The chief coroner in the Cypriot plane crash investigation has contradicted earlier reports that the passengers died while the aircraft was still in flight.
The news comes after police raided the Larnaca offices of Helios Airways, which owned the jet.
A spokesman for Cyprus authorities said a search warrant had been issued "to secure... documents and other evidence which could be useful for the investigation into possible criminal acts".
Greece's Eleftherotypia newspaper, quoting senior government sources, reported that if the plane had continued flying for just five more minutes Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis would have had to give an order to shoot it down.
The doomed flight was declared "renegade" when it entered Greek airspace and failed to make radio contact. Two F-16 fighter jets were scrambled to investigate.
The paper said Karamanlis "had the worst hours of his life" when told the plane was heading toward Athens. It crashed just 40 kms (25 miles) north of the crowded capital of 5 million.
The Ethnos newspaper reported on Tuesday that the F-16 pilots had captured video footage of a female flight attendant, one of six crew, trying to take control of the plane.
A passenger list showed the German chief pilot...
Originally posted by waynos
The autopsies showed that people were alive, not conscious.