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Plucketeer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-11 10:46 AM
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37. So, it wasn't the mid-air collision that killed those on the plane
Sure - the plane lost a wing in dramatic fashion. But the pilot took action as he'd practiced in a simulator many times. Of course, the extent of airframe damage hindered his efforts, and as a consequence, the ship hurtled downwards.
Even as the plane started to crumple into the earth - there was that infinitesimal moment when the seat belts did as designed to protect crew and passengers.
Ultimately tho, it was the fuselage's failing that allowed the victims to get personal with terra firma. So it wasn't air traffic control's fault - their demise. It was the un-anticipated, catastrophic return to earth that was the real cause of their death.
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