Originally posted by sy.gunson
reply to post by thebox
Actually this is abovetopsecret.com. Where's the harm in speculation? Be it supernatural or otherwise? As of this moment in time, this is a genuine mystery and should be treated as such.
Because to make a game of other people's tragedy is macabre and offensive.
Originally posted by Manouche
Air France PR director, François Brousse, states the aircraft was likely struck by lightning.
Since the outer skin of most airplanes is primarily aluminum, which is a very good conductor of electricity; the secret to safe lightning hits is to allow the current to flow through the skin from the point of impact to some other point without interruption or diversion to the interior of the aircraft.
Then, during a 1980s lightning research project, NASA flew an F-106B jet into 1,400 thunderstorms and lightning hit it at least 700 times. The lightning didn't damage the airplane, but the data the jet collected showed that lighting could induce relatively small electrical currents that could damage electronic systems. This led to regulations that require aircraft electrical and electronic systems, as well as fuel tanks and lines, to have built-in lightning protection.
Originally posted by hitmen
Is the plane flying anywhere over the Bermuda triangle?
This will be another mysterious case then.
If the jet has crashed in the ocean due to electronic failure, will it disintegrate immediately?