Or just as (if not more) likely it's an accident...there is this post 9/11 fashion of immediately thinking terrorism e.g. that steam pipe explosion in NY when every news channel was desperately hoping it was a terrorist attack!Ahh I hate to read stuff like this
It is very late arriving if it was just a radar blip I fear the worst!!
Anyone know whom hates the French these days or is anyone western a target??
I doubt very much anyone hoped that was an attack.Or just as (if not more) likely it's an accident...there is this post 9/11 fashion of immediately thinking terrorism e.g. that steam pipe explosion in NY when every news channel was desperately hoping it was a terrorist attack!
Perhaps desperately hoping was a little strong but there's a clip of Simon McCoy (I think) on News 24 continually talking about similarities with 9/11 etc.I doubt very much anyone hoped that was an attack.
Yah, just reading on the BBC they said they had radio'd in to say they had an eletcrical problem after heavy turbulance. Looking grim now i think. All depends on whether the pilot was able to do a controlled landing and people survived or the worst it lost all control and smacked into the water.i just caught a snippet on the radio something along the lines of
the captain had been in touch by satellite reporting heavy turbulence.
now i caught the tail end of the report and i know they definitely mentioned
satellite, which is odd. so there is some hope.
Sure - lightning strikes on planes don't normally damage the plane, but can leave a burn mark. The lightning travels through the shell of the plane and sometimes into other areas. Sometimes the energy has damaged electronic equipment in the plane, but very few actually take enough damage to cause a major problem with flying the plane. The shell of the aircraft can usually dissipate the lightning enough to prevent problems but it is not guaranteed.Planes get struck by lightning all the time, but it shouldn't do any harm to vital systems as they're all shielded. It's basically a flying Faraday cage anyway.