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Originally posted by Harlequinwhats unbelievebale is that the replacement - boeing 757 did not have the ability to autoland unil much later
Originally posted by zorkthegreat
New Black box data retention laws needed
"Two Lufthansa jets, which were in the same area as the Air France plane half an hour before it vanished, could provide clues as to what happened, the UN weather agency says."
If we do not retain the data for a period of time for all flights then we should so we can confirm the conditions these 2 flights went through in the same area. Perhaps this could be electronically downloaded on each arrival.
Originally posted by PerfectStranger
The 'bright flash of white light' may be the key fact behind the explanation.
The pilot of a Spanish airliner flying nearby at the time reported seeing a bright flash of white light plunging to the ocean, said Angel del Rio, spokesman for the Spanish airline Air Comet. "Suddenly, off in the distance, we observed a strong and bright flash of white light that took a downward and vertical trajectory and vanished in six seconds," the pilot wrote in his report, del Rio told the AP.
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Originally posted by weedwhacker
reply to post by Skadi_the_Evil_Elf
Skadi, please contemplate on that last question.....no, based on previous experience, they were 'picking' their way through a line of thunder-bumpers....at least, that's how I'd picture the scenario.
We have all done it multiple times....something else happened....
CAn't guess anymore, not until we get more actual answers.....
Originally posted by Harlequin
they don`t make 74`s anymore - the last passenger 747-400 was made in 2005 and the very final 747-400ERF was made for loadair on april 2009 - sadly loadair might not even take delivery of it as the company is in trouble.
"Picking through" something dangerous and unpredictable like a cluster of thunderheads sounds like playing chicken in a minefield.