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    He also said a big oil slick originally thought to come from the plane probably also came from a ship, though fuel slicks detected were likely from the jet because the fuel was of a type not used by seagoing vessels
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    Just underscores how fluid situations like a catastophic event are.

    Apparently they're focussing in on the pitots. Can only imagine the nightmare in the middle of the ocean in an airliner if they go.

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    The whole thing just doesnt add up, even when struck by lightining, there is still hardly any chance that an aircraft would just "disappear" from radar contact.. Even if it came unstuck in mid air it wouldn't have just disappeared.. RIP to all those involved, I hope an explanation is found, but I can't see that happening
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    I was told today that bodies had been found, anyone else heard this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    I was told today that bodies had been found, anyone else heard this?
    Yeah, one so badly disfigured they couldn't even establish the sex

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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt View Post
    Yeah, one so badly disfigured they couldn't even establish the sex
    I would have thought that's the last thing the passengers would have been doing as the plane went down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltman View Post
    I would have thought that's the last thing the passengers would have been doing as the plane went down.
    Have to admit, I laughed.

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    they have recovered some part now and 17+ bodies
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    Is it feasible that the plane broke up before impact with the water? could that explain why it just 'dissappeared' off of all radar screens? E.g. Hit by lightning/extreme turbulence/some other factor causing a hole in the fuselage which then resulted in the breakup of the entire aircaft due to its speed? Or am i talking nonsense?

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    I'd say it's a bit more than feasible. I'd say the debris field would tend to indicate it broke up well before hitting the water. Lightning and turbulence alone wouldn't do it, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    I'd say it's a bit more than feasible. I'd say the debris field would tend to indicate it broke up well before hitting the water. Lightning and turbulence alone wouldn't do it, though.
    Sabotage? If yes, wouldnt the interested group come forward with claims?

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    Thats a massive claim.

    More likely that something just managed to ignite the fuel tank and that was the cause of it blowing up in the air. May have even been the predicted lightning strike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smith View Post
    Sabotage? If yes, wouldnt the interested group come forward with claims?
    Who said that? An example of what could have happened; if you have a pitot/static port blockage from ice, you can lose all track of speed. If you go past VNE and get hit by some rough air, the plane could break apart. There's a million and one things that could cause a break-up at altitude without a bomb or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    Who said that? An example of what could have happened; if you have a pitot/static port blockage from ice, you can lose all track of speed. If you go past VNE and get hit by some rough air, the plane could break apart. There's a million and one things that could cause a break-up at altitude without a bomb or something.
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