Jan 04 2007

Jetliner Puzzle – Terrorism?

Published by at 1:24 pm under All General Discussions

In a previous post I pondered the likelihood that a missing Indonesian commercial airliner, with 102 people on board, was the work of Terrorists. Given the fact Indonesia was on high alert for a terrorist attack and the fact the plane went missing while it was cruising at 35,000 feet, I figured weather was not an issue (it is easy to guide planes around any high altitude weather conditions, and the planes should be able to fly in certain conditions anyway). It seems the early reports of distress calls from the plane were wrong and the plane’s disappearance was sudden and without warning.

An Indonesian jetliner that vanished with 102 people aboard did not issue distress signals or report any mechanical problems, a top aviation official said Thursday, contradicting earlier reports.

Iksan Tatang, the director general of air transportation, said the missing plane reported high winds before losing contact with the ground on Monday midway through its flight from Indonesia’s main island of Java to Manado on Sulawesi Island.

“The plane did not report any complaints about the navigation, the condition of the plane or other technical problems,” he said, adding that two signals from its emergency beacon – which is activated on impact – were picked up by a plane in the vicinity and a satellite.

This leaves me to believe my initial feelings about this may have been correct.

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3 Responses to “Jetliner Puzzle – Terrorism?”

  1. jerry says:

    Probably repainted, and being loaded with all sorts of explosives and toxins, in preparation for a slow and circuitous route to mega-terror?

  2. crosspatch says:

    I wouldn’t be quick to jump to conclusions. Indonesia’s airlines have a history of shoddy maintenance. They seem to have crashes fairly often there. But I suppose it could be some kind of Lockerbie bomb.

  3. jerry says:

    Gee CP, I thought I’d come up with a conspiracy that you and AJ would really go for. 🙂