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Record created on: 2007-09-30 23:33:39 UTC
Record modified on: 2009-06-03 15:37:07 UTC
Record expires on: 2018-09-30 UTC
Originally posted by azureskys
-Claus-Peter Hellhammer, 28; employee of ThyssenKrupp Steel AG based in Germany
Originally posted by Gloster
reply to post by franspeakfree
Hi all is it possible that the plane went up trying to avoid the storm and it was then eveything went wrong with the controls and the pilot coudnt stop the plane from going up, how far could it go? ofcourse it didnt go to far but i think we will be able to find things coming down soon
Originally posted by Coeus
Not even one big event in the world goes without someone making a conspiracy-theory about it.
Could you guys for once accept a honest tragedy. Failure of technology.
Originally posted by Silk
Its a sad lack of respect for the souls who were on the downed plane that you persist in thinking its some Nazi/alien/NWO assasination attempt
A fierce updraft wrenches the airplane, slams us into our seats with twice the force of gravity. Seconds later, we dangle weightless as a stomach-wrenching downdraft slams us downward. Clipboards, headsets, and gear bags spill loose and slide across the cabin floor. Another updraft, much stronger, grabs the aircraft. I regret forgetting to fasten my shoulder harness, as I struggle to keep from bashing into the computer console. Seconds later, a huge downdraft blasts us, hurling the loosened gear against walls and floor. Gerry and Lowell are barely in control of the aircraft. Grimly, I hang on to my console against the violent turbulence and watch the numbers. A 20 mph updraft. A 22 mph downdraft. ........... One strong downdraft has the power to send us plunging into the ocean. We have no options other than to gut it out and make it to the eye, where we can climb to a safer altitude. A minute and a half gone, half a minute to go. A colossal 45 mph updraft seizes the airplane. A shower of loose gear flies through the cabin as the airplane lurches violently. Gerry fights the updraft off, keeps the airplane level and headed towards the eye.
At the same moment, another message indicates that the "fly-by-wire" electronic flight system which controls the wing and tail flaps shifted to "alternative law" – an emergency backup system engaged after multiple electricity failures. This system enables the plane to continue functioning on minimum energy but reduces flight stability. An alarm would have sounded to alert the cabin crew to this.
Originally posted by ufoptics
One more thing.....with the post 9/11 world is it not a little more difficult to get a bomb or hijackers on a plane.....not to mention the fact that all international flights have armed under-cover marshall/police on them. I am really on this one......