Determined - Anonymous
A Canadian Panel has determined that SwissAir
flight 111, which crashed off Halifax, Nova Scotia in september 1998,
killing all 229 persons aboard, was brought down by faulty wiring in the
cockpit overhead panel. Strangely, the panel credits shorting wire
sparks hitting flammable insulation foam with causing the fire that
consumed the aircraft.
This, of course, contradicts forensic evidence showing that passengers
bodies in the passenger cabin were badly incinerated before the
crash into the Atlantic. Somehow, the NY Times article doesn't mention
this. They claim that a newly installed seatback entertainment system
overloaded the plane's electrical system causing the fatal wire burnout.
What they don't tell you is that it is commonly known in aviation
circles that those wiring systems are designed with circuit breakers and
safety devices made to prevent such an occurrence. With this probably in
mind, the article notes that no proof has yet surfaced that this was the
provable reason for the crash. They go on to add that the entertainment
systems blamed as the cause were all removed shortly after the crash.
What they don't tell you is no similar event ever occurred anywhere else
on any MD-11 because of this, nor were there any flaws found on the
remaining inspected MD-11 wiring in other aircraft.
I've spoken with commercial airline pilots and they told me
confidentially that there's 'no way' that the MD-11 aircraft would be
brought down by such happenings.
What makes their account unbelieveable is how the event actually
happened. If the fire started in the cockpit overhead panel, the pilots
would be the first to realize it. What the forensics showed was that the
passengers in the back were already badly burned, suffocated, and dead
before the pilots succumbed. I would like for the panel to explain how
the pilots could fly the plane while the passengers were dying in the
cabin if the fire was located in their overhead panel?
According to official accounts, Swissair developed smoke in the cockpit
problems a half-hour into the flight. The pilots were aware of a serious
problem and turned towards Boston to make an emergency landing. Boston
ordered them off their field to Halifax. The pilots had sqaundered
precious minutes by making this desperate turn. Upon reaching Halifax
the plane was too heavy with fuel to safely land. The captain made a
judgment call to circle for a fuel dump. It was his last. The burning
aircraft crashed 10 miles off Nova Scotia before it could reach the
runway. The investigation showed the pilot's bodies to have melted
cockpit plastic on them. This forensic was only possible in an extreme
cockpit fire situation.
A year or so after the crash I read a Times article discussing captured
Al Queda documents saying that plans were found for suicide terrorists
to bring flammable liquids on a commercial airline flight and light them
ablaze. The fluids were to be carried onboard in containers or liquor
bottles. The cabin environment is extremely conducive to fire. Needless
to say, I think we know which one they were successful at.
If you care to view the passenger list for SwissAir Flight 111, you'll
find over a dozen arab names on the list...
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