The recent tragedy in Russia concerning the two
that crashed have already been rumored to have been hijacked, presumably by Chechen rebels hoping to disrupt the upcoming elections.
Russia is no stranger to terrorism,
and has a history of taking
when confronted with the threat of terrorism, and terrorist
attacks. With that in mind, and the familiarity with the 9/11 could countermeasures have been in place to circumvent an attempted hijacking?
Specifically something that would prevent using an aircraft in the manner of the 9/11 attacks.
The former Soviet Union airliners are for the most part obsolete by Western standards, devoid of the flight control, communication, and navigation,
systems that are typical on current Airbus, and Boeing products. This disparity is more evident for aircraft doing regional service within the former
Soviet Union. Aeroflot, subsidiary airlines, and private companies that have been realized with the advent of free enterprise have an
abysmal safety record.
The possibility of mechanical failure, contaminated fuel (since they
departed from the same airport) or some natural phenomena cannot be discounted.
The more likely scenario is a terrorist act that failed to realize it’s potential, possibly by intervention of the crew, and/or passengers, maybe even
on board security personnel. External intervention may have also been a possibility, the Russian military has had no
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My thoughts are on a more ominous possibility, that commercial aircraft could be modified to cease controlled flight in the event of a hijacking, to
prevent 9/11 style disaster. This could be accomplished relatively quickly, be effective, and provide the government with plausible deniability. The
mechanism could be linked to the transponder that would give the “hijack” code/alert, incorporating a five minute delay for accidental initiation,
false alarms, or thwarted attacks. This equipment would be capable of interrupting power to the fuel pumps, and/or hydraulic pumps; thereby
eliminating power and/or control; the plane will literally fall out of the sky. This may seem callous, and inhumane, but with the titanic effects of
jet aircraft used in the 9/11 attacks, prudent to some.
Some would believe that it would be to difficult to retrofit a fleet of aircraft with such a device, and keep it secret; in the Western airline fleets
I would agree, but I think that it could be instituted in Russia, and the break away states.
The case could also be made that aircraft randomly falling out of the sky is not a viable alternative, it does however negate the terrorist goal of
focused attacks, with specific targets in mind; in hindsight four airliners seem a “small price” compared to the horror of 9/11. The question is
whether the Russian security apparatus is inscrutable enough to take such measures.
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