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Ntsb News Releases Of MDW Crash  
User currently offlineBravogolf From United States of America, joined exactly 10 years ago today! , 539 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2371 times:

Does anyone else think that the rapid release of information on the Southwest accident at MDW is highly unusual?

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User currently offlineBirdbrainz From United States of America, joined May 2005, 497 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2318 times:

I think so. I also find it interesting that the first report of the crash was 5 pages deep in the SF Chronicle. Was there really that much interesting news that day?

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User currently offlineCloudy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2197 times:

Perhaps this is because it is a well documented accident. That plane had the very latest and best flight data recorder available. Plus, there are not as many international political considerations that slow things down since it is a domestic flight and the aircraft's manufacturer is based in the US. The NTSB was sure very early on what caused the Egyptair 990 crash but the investigation dragged on in a futile effort to gather enough evidence to convince the Egyptian parties of the truth. Finally, accidents that are smaller in terms of body count and media coverage tend to get solved sooner.

User currently offlineLitz From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1888 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2128 times:
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Another point to make :

They have an intact airplane, and all crew + pax survived.

They have fairly reliable witnesses on the ground.

So often in a NTSB investigation, they are literally pulling small pieces of metal out of a smoking hole in the ground, and the only witnesses they have are radar tapes, and the black boxes (once they stitch them back together).

- litz

User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2116 times:

Quoting Bravogolf (Thread starter):
Does anyone else think that the rapid release of information on the Southwest accident at MDW is highly unusual?

No, not all. They are only releasing known, factual information right now. Not the 'causative' reasons which will come after an indepth investigation.

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