Egypt air air flight "missing" MS 804

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  1. estnet
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    Flight Paris to Cairo missing per news, lots of conflicting info

    MS 804 ~disappeared from radar going from Greek airspace to Egypt airspace

    No distress call, was distress call from the "area"

    ?sudden stop of communication, ?was communication turned off or.......

    Thought to be lost in the Mediterranean Sea

    Now at least 4 hours so probably really bad news.
     
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    Certainly not authoritative that it was not terrorism. Might make me lean slightly more in the direction of mechanical than terrorism, but I'm sure lots more data to come. HT:Runway Girl
     
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    Latest reports on CNN now say (sorry if repeating the newspaper,but requires a subscription) there was problem with a window (just behind cockpit lav) heating, not de- ice, then further heating issues affecting the "brains" of the plane located under the pilots, and they say only accessible from the outside (eg on the ground).

    So at this point either mechanical failure which everyone is saying very unlikely or probable sabotage. However, no group claiming responsibility yet which the "talking heads" say they usually do quickly.

    For me the take away is how really vulnerable we are given the number of people who work in airports and the poor security in the airports in poorer countries. Not that I didn't know before, just reminds me of the reality.
     
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    Claiming responsibility is not always smart,

    Look at the workers at any airport, and you soon realize how easy a target the airplane is.

    Load em up and ship them out..,
     

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