Sr176 From Switzerland, joined Feb 2001, 409 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2664 times:
I don't know, but the incident with Egyptair which crashed on the flight from JFK to CAI came in to my mind after hearing all the stories of the recent terrorist attacks.
Does anybody of you think, there could be a link to the latest events?
TR From UK - England, joined May 2001, 954 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2472 times:
There is a lot of 'thinking' going on these days. I have decided to stay with the facts, and fact is (for now) that four airplanes was hijacked in the US on September 11. The fate we all know. The rest is just speculations.
Qantas744 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 246 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2322 times:
I can't say with any authority where Sr176 has sourced his information from but the link between Sept 11th and the EgyptAir crash has already been made and published.Try and pick up a copy of the latest issue of Private Eye and turn to page 4.I won't go into any more detail at this stage as I'm not at all convinced by what is printed-other than to say that the implication is that there was no crash and it's all a big cover up etc etc.I
I have been impressed by the Eye's sterling work in trying to expose the scandalous Lockerbie investigation but I'm dissappointed to read what has been printed in respect of the Egyptair/Sept 11th situation as it appears to be nothing more than hearsay.
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Mark_D. From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 1447 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2164 times:
APP --I think Sr176 probably meant to title his topic .... with the emphasis on the '?'
Yeah I'd've preferred to see that too. I mean it's possible that Al-Batouty at the controls the final moments of the Egyptair flight did bring the plane down intentionally and might've even figured "Aw I don't like America --or New York particularly-- let them have to deal with the mess from all this.." but, to me Sept. 11's aftermath is horrific and complicated, just on its own.
Tygue From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 222 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2042 times:
D L X: Nobody has taken credit, you're right... but it's MORE than obvious that this was a terrorist act. The hijacking and deliberate downing of a commercial airliner (in this discussion, Flight 990) isn't something that would go on quietly. Terrorists don't tend to do things quietly. Nobody takes responsibility, but it's often well known if it were a terrorist attack or not.
Flight Recorders would've proved this long ago.
You can't go out and suddenly link all suspicious events to terrorism after such an event. Were the terrorists responsible for TWA800? VJ592? My keys being lost? My Air Miles Card being mysteriously wiped of all it's points (I'm REALLY mad about that one)? Probably not.
Airtransam From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2009 times:
now that u brought it up, it is very possible that Egypt Air may have been hijacked. There was a struggle for controls in the flt deck of that acft. It is possible that a highjacker/s may struggled with the pilots in the flt deck causing the airliner to crash!!! U brought up a very good point, I hope they investigate further.
AWspicious From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 1909 times:
You lost all your air miles?!?!?! DUDE, you know what this means?! The terrorists have hacked into the air miles rewards computers and are getting free airline tickets to conduct their hijackings!!! DAMN! Clever bastards!
Elal106 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 975 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 1906 times:
due to the trageic events 2 weeks ago, it kinda opens up the egyptair crash mystery again..if the pilot pushed it down, who knows it could have been a terrorist "sleeper"....maybe islamic jihad or al-quida could have played a roll. If i recall the plane had some top officers from the egyptian air force on it.
also, TWA 800, that kinda opens speculation again..terrorists firing a missle or placed a bomb on board?
Mx727 From Mexico, joined Feb 2001, 122 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 1897 times:
hello... as far as i know, there hasn't been an official conclussion that Egypair flight was crashed in purpose. It has been said it was due to a failure in the airplane also. if I'm wrong, please let me know, cause i also read that the Egypt government and the pilot's family have already sued the FBI for taking conclussions based on a prayer that was said in the cockpit.
Remember that the next s/n 767 (Lauda Air) crashed due to a reverse deployment... both aircraft were built in the middle of a Boeing strike.
Rootsgirl From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 530 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1839 times:
I do not see why anyone should rule out this theory. Who knows maybe the first officer was working for a terrorist organization. Maybe thats what the references to Allah were as the plane was spiraling. If so, the airline would keep that quiet in fear of loosig revenue. Wasn't it mentioned that the first officer made some sort phone call from the airport in New York? I think your theory is not stupid and you can bet the authorities have already thought of the same thing. Cheers