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#1 2 years ago

Heartbreaking to see another air tragedy like this. :(

It's all over the news at the moment that, allegedly, there was a fire in the plane (possibly in the toilet area) before the plane crashed. There is also apparently leaked news suggesting debris and bodies are being found.

Now it really pisses me off when this sort of information leaks without going through the proper channels. I can understand the need for information and nobody wants to wait, but it does two main things;

It potentially compromises the investigation, by introducing a potential bias to witnesses or investigators, and can cause undue political influence in the air crash investigation. TOTALLY not what you want if getting to the actual truth is of any importance.

It runs the risk of information leaking to the wider public before the families of the victims are aware. They should always be the FIRST to know. This mistake has been made in the past and it only makes a bad situation worse.

It's not even the press' fault really. They have a duty to print whatever information they get within reason; that's their job; it's arguably more the fault of the person leaking rather than the press, who really should print any information they get. It's a totally disrespectful act IMO.


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#2 2 years ago

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#3 2 years ago

considering the fact that planes are considered the safest kind of transportation, the amount of missing planes and accidents in recent years... just smells.

judging by the previous cases, whatever story will end up being the official one, it'll be as far from the truth as possible.




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#4 2 years ago

There are unconfirmed reports of the flight recorder having been recovered by the Egyptian military. The Russian Federal Security Service and the Egyptian aviation ministry are both saying it was, in all likelihood, an attack. 




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#5 2 years ago

A relative seems to think it was caused by someone smoking in the lavatory nearest the cockpit, since the avionics are supposedly situated under both areas and the smoke was detected as beginning in the lavatory before spreading to the avionics over the course of several minutes.


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#6 2 years ago

It is pretty much speculation until the flight recorders have been found and evaluated. What the news reports early after such incidents is often random noise.

According to the rumors smoke was detected at a lavatory and then spread quickly through the plane. If that is true then it sounds like some sort of terrorist attack. Fires can also be caused by cargo, but I suppose that would have been detected elsewhere first.




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#7 2 years ago

If a fire did break out, they'd have around 17 minutes to turn the plane around and try to get onto land. Given that they were 30 minutes out from Egypt, and they apparently made a 90 degree turn right before dropping, it's possible they tried to make it back over land.

The Aviation Herald, citing three independent channels, reports that a few ACARS messages were received from MS804 prior to the flight disappearing. If accurate, the ACARS messages could indicate smoke in both the lavatory as well as the avionics. One curious note is that there are three minutes between the sensor in the lavatory reporting smoke, and the ACARS stopping. What that means depends on a number of circumstances, and the validity of the report itself.