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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-20-06 10:01 AM
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21. Agree about the pros. Maybe a DU pilot has some background on this?
They may've underestimated Boeing, however.

Don't have NEXIS/LEXIS, but I have scoured the Internets high and low for any articles on, or photos of, the incident. Can't find doodley on it, even on the FAA web sites.

In 1993, I was manning a news desk. The flight was arranged by either the Kuwaiti or Saudi ruling families. It was on board their luxuriously customized 747. The plane took off, experienced a mid-air explosion over the Gulf of Mexic and managed to return to the airport.

An AP photo that I came across showed a near-perfect circle explosion on the top of the wing. The edges of the blow curled upward, meaning whatever it was was hidden inside or underneath the wing. That's where a lot of fuel goes, but it didn't seem to have ruptured the tanks. If it was a bomb, it was at a place likely to make the wing come off.

I remember thinking at the time, "How convenient for somebody if the architects of the trumped-up Gulf War all were to perish at once." If it were a message, what a great way to shut everyone up.

For some reason, this seems to me an important angle to the whole BFEE story. If I find something, I promise to post. Please let me know if you find anything.
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