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Old 06-02-2009, 01:53 PM   #16
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With all the tracking devises now days it really surprises me they dont have a better idea of where the plane went down. I mean on my boat I have two devises to transmit and emergency signal giving my location. One is mounted on the boat (usless when the boat sinks) the other is hand held devise that floats.
Apparently the black box on the plane transmits an electronic signal for a limited time when in water.

I do agree, however, that it is surprising we don't know what happened. It's kinda scary too.
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Old 06-02-2009, 02:20 PM   #17
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The ocean is big, really big

Finding downed jet in open ocean is a tall order - CNN.com
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Old 06-02-2009, 02:37 PM   #18
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With all the tracking devises now days it really surprises me they dont have a better idea of where the plane went down. I mean on my boat I have two devises to transmit and emergency signal giving my location. One is mounted on the boat (usless when the boat sinks) the other is hand held devise that floats.
That's what I was thinking. How can they not have a 100% waterproof/crush proof homing beacon or GPS locator?
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You're obviously on to something FD, you should call up the FAA and get on that.
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Old 06-02-2009, 03:42 PM   #20
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Re: Air France Jet Disappears on Flight From Brazil to Paris

Now that's funny, busting on me for a typo
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Old 06-02-2009, 05:35 PM   #21
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That is sad and scary, my sis and her two kids will be flying here next month from france.
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Old 06-03-2009, 07:42 PM   #22
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absolutely. seems like in a car it would be driving along just fine then suddenly... CRASH!! in a airplane you already have that fear while your in the air then something goes wrong and as your plane is falling to the ground you have the terrifying and ufortinate realization that your going to die.
I think in some plane crash situations, the sudden drop in pressure has caused the passengers to black out as the plane plummets out of the sky. So in that case, you aren't conscious anyway. If I remember correctly, that was what happened to golfer Payne Stewart when he was killed.

If you're going to die in a plane crash, that would be the way to go.
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Old 06-04-2009, 08:06 AM   #23
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If a plane decompresses at 40k feet you're not going to be awake for very long unless you can get that oxygen mask on in about 5-7 seconds.
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Old 06-04-2009, 08:38 AM   #24
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^ Oh yeah good point! See the plane crash is looking much better then the car accident.

On some show last week when I was fliping the channel some guy died in a car crash and he was crushed by a truck carrying pigs. They weren't sure if he was screaming or just the pigs when they were trying to get to him, by the time they did he was dead. Now that would suck!
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Air France pilots battled for 15 minutes to save doomed flight AF 447 - Telegraph
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Yeah sad thing what happened to Stewart.
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Weird story about Stewart. My mom was one of the leads on his autopsy and confirming his cause of death. So, a few days after his death, there's a message on our home answering machine (yeah it was answering machines back then) from one of her assistants saying "I left Payne Stewart's fingers on your desk for you to review. We'll catch up tomorrow" I think it was actually some bone and tissue, not his actual finger. But still...one of the oddest messages I've heard
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Weird story about Stewart. My mom was one of the leads on his autopsy and confirming his cause of death. So, a few days after his death, there's a message on our home answering machine (yeah it was answering machines back then) from one of her assistants saying "I left Payne Stewart's fingers on your desk for you to review. We'll catch up tomorrow" I think it was actually some bone and tissue, not his actual finger. But still...one of the oddest messages I've heard
that's creepy man
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This sounds pretty terrifying. By this account, at least the passengers were passed out from the lack of cabin pressure before the plane went down. I think being awake as your plane is crashing would pretty much be the scariest thing imaginable.

HORRIFYING FINAL 14 MINUTES OF AIR FRANCE FLIGHT 447 - New York Post
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Thunderstorm 50,000 feet high... insane.

Hopefully those poor people went quick.
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