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Originally posted by Harlequin
just going by the ACARS information - the last (and final) transmission was of electrical and pressurisation problems - which says to be its reporting a critical failure.
Originally posted by solidshot
Doesn't look good makes you wonder if the recession is having an impact on the maintenance of the aircraft given the numbers of crashes we are seeing lately?
But I am thinking this could be a human error as well. Sleepy, suicidal or drunk pilot...
Originally posted by sy.gunson
It took four hours for Air France to disclose it's disappearance and that came an hour after it failed to land.
It went down without broadcasting a mayday so whatever happened was very sudden. Either catastrophic break up or else pilots were so busy fighting to keep control they had no time for a mayday call.
I would speculate either a catastrophic decompression, terrorist bomb, or else a failure of electrical systems in darkness. It was an early morning flight wasn't it?
Anyone know which type of Airbus aircraft ?
Originally posted by weedwhackerModern jets are so well-designed, and have so many reduncacies for safety's sake