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Old 06-03-2009, 07:06 AM
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I guess they have found it, but it's just really, really strange that no mayday went out. I guess if all electrical systems went out then they couldn't have issued a mayday. But I always thought there were backups for everything on board. I know a lot of pilots don't like the airbus because they say it does too much on its own, but I thought after the Paris airshow crash that they had put manual overrides in place. This sounds way more than pilot error, but it could be just that. The Luftansa jet flew approximately the same path and said there wasn't any significant problems. So either the plane malfunctioned, something was planted on board, or some horrible pilot error. My heart and prayers go out to the families.