posted on Aug, 15 2013 @ 09:21 AM
reply to post by Zaphod58
Am I right in assuming that under ordinary circumstances the cockpit would be isolated from the rest of the plane, by way of a wall with a door in
it? The only reason I ask, is that from the looks of the wreckage, such a wall was probably still intact to a degree when the remains of the aircraft
came to rest.
If that is the case, it seems more likely to me, that they went through the deck, otherwise they would have had to have passed directly through the
wall behind thier seats, and as I say, it doesnt look as though the sundering of the airframe happened close enough to the cockpit to have destroyed
However, if they DID go out through the hole in the floor, then that means that the nose section must have been holed prior to landing in its present
location, and that the nose may have tumbled rather than skidded to a stop, throwing the two deceased out through the floor at the top of a rotation.
Must have been some hell of a lot of G being thrown about, to shake them out of thier restraints.
Mind you, perhaps the report just fails to mention the precise circumstances in which the two pilots were found. Perhaps they were still in thier
seats, except that the seats were outside the aircraft.
P.S. I must be some kind of terrible human being. I am aware that two men are dead, and I am fully aware of how awful that news is. But now its
happened, I just find the whole thing a bit fascinating. The physical actions involved in this sort of destruction have always interested me, how an
object can go from one direction of travel, to a completely other direction, or several others (as in this case), the way airspeed and angle of
approach can result in different kinds of mess at the ground level. Im horrible arent I?