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Old 01-16-2009, 05:46 AM   #1
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Default Problem with Flight 1549 - Your thoughts...

I'm not a conspiracy theorist...

... But I'm also not into coincidence theories, either.

I'm VERY troubled by yesterday's ditching of Flight 1549. It doesn't make sense to me.

Consider these points:

- Apparently, a flock of birds knocked out two engines but didn't leave an impact on the nose (as you know much more flimsy than engines).



- This picture is heavily Photoshopped... when you zoom in, you see all sorts of cut and paste artwork... even the USAir logo is pasted onto the plane. Why?

Also in this picture are dozens and dozens of "survivors"... it's hard to count because the picture is so fuzzy and distant (a common theme... distant and fuzzy pics). How can more than 20 people stand on a wing and not collapse it?

- Where are the closeup pictures... if you watch any of the coverage yesterday, all of the camera angles were distant shots... even with the media within hundreds of yards of the scene. Why?

- As of this moment, I've yet to see a single video of the ditching... not one, And I've searched everywhere (including YouTube) -- how can this be? Everyone seems to have a cell phone these days... especially in New York. What about CCTV cameras from the Port Authority... someone has to have a video of this, yet we see nothing. Why?

- One pilot (who if I remember posted here in this thread) lived near the crash scene admits he didn't see the plane ditch... didn't hear the plane ditch, but then saw the plane floating. Odd don't you think?

- The only witnesses of the actual ditching were members of the media (who as you know cover all sorts of things up)... example:
"I just thought, 'Why is it so low?' And, splash, it hit the water," said witness Barbara Sambriski, a researcher at The Associated Press.

- The media is reporting, "It appears to be the first time that a large commercial jet liner ever has made a successful controlled landing into a body of water." Another coincidence. A "Miracle" is the media mantra about this. Can this plane really survive a ditching without nearly a scratch... really?

I could go on and on with minor stuff, but I hope you get my drift.

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I'm not a conspiracy theorist...

Your thoughts?
My thought is that you are a tool.
Nice 1st post.

Also, each A320 wing holds about 14,000 POUNDS of fuel. So a couple thousand pounds of people wouldn't matter.

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This should be fun.
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Old 01-16-2009, 05:50 AM   #4
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My thoughts?
I'll quote Charlie Brown.
"AAAARRRRGGGGHHHH!!!!"
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Old 01-16-2009, 05:51 AM   #5
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My thought is that you are a tool.
Nice 1st post.

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haha, absolutely classic , well done
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Old 01-16-2009, 05:51 AM   #6
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My thought is that you are a tool.
Nice 1st post.

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A tool? I don't understand.

I'm a dad with 2 children in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

I'm asking simple questions here.

Forget most of what I posted above and please help me with this simple question -- how can more than 20 survivors stand on a wing -- that's impossible isn't it... it would collapse instantly.
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Are you working for the media? Are you trying to get some reactions from pilots here?

It's not working!
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Old 01-16-2009, 05:52 AM   #8
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He probably thinks we never landed on the moon
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A tool? I don't understand.

I'm a dad with 2 children in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

I'm asking simple questions here.

Forget most of what I posted above and please help me with this simple question -- how can more than 20 survivors stand on a wing -- that's impossible isn't it... it would collapse instantly.
First off all the airplane was floating so the wing was being supported by water, also I don't know if you know how an airplane flies but if the wings can support the weight of the airplane at 40,000ft I am sure it can handle 20 people standing it........
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First off all the airplane was floating so the wing was being supported by water, also I don't know if you know how an airplane flies but if the wings can support the weight of the airplane at 40,000ft I am sure it can handle 20 people standing it........
Yes, I do know how airplanes fly.

I also know that most commercial airliner wings have weight warnings about stepping on the wings... hundreds of pounds maximum if I remember correctly.
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