Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Recommended Reading

Busy, busy. So this means another half-assed effort on my part.

Mustang has a post up to read and consider. Note the source and what they see, something that Americans apparently do not.

AC at Fore Left gave me the impression was suspicious of the disappearance of the Air France flight. Speaking of Sarkozy's statement immediately after the disappearance from radar, he had a thought.

Sarkozy said:

“It’s a tragic accident. The chances of finding survivors are tiny.”

AC said:

"That's pretty strong language without knowing yet exactly what happened..."

Today, we hear about a bomb threat a few days before the plane went down without as much of a warning. This may not be something other than weather-related and French officials are not saying much about it now. The media hasn't even picked up on it until Drudge did some digging.


A.C. McCloud said...

Thanks for linking, LA. A few follow up thoughts, if I may..

Upon further reading it appears that the Air France auto-reporting system accurately described a catastrophic event, so it might explain Sarko's hopeless comments.

As to the bomb theory, we would need to know how many bomb threats Air France receives from their Brazilian operation to accurately say there was an connection, and even then it would be hard.

From what I've read they are saying the damage path is 35 miles long. That strongly suggests a break-up at altitude. If it was a bomb they should be able to find explosive residue on the aircraft fragments--even if it's been in the water awhile (as they did with TWA 800).

LASunsett said...


Thanks for the additional commentary. I just thought the bomb threat was worth mentioning in light of the mysterious nature of this crash.

A.C. McCloud said...

I'm sure most pilots would rather believe it was a bomb than a break up flying around turbulence, for obvious reasons.

Supposedly a Brazilian pilot claimed to have seen a bright light then a fire trail into the ocean that night with no distress call. Which could have been ball lightning for all we know.