wjcandee
Posts: 5882
Joined: Mon Jun 05, 2000 12:50 am

Egyptair990: Scary Interview

Tue Aug 15, 2000 2:59 pm

I was looking through the NSTB report on the NTSB website tonight, and noticed something in an interview report that I had not seen at all in the media, which I think is pretty wierd and relatively conclusive. If I am reading the reports correctly, the person who is believed to have intentionally crashed the plane is the relief first officer. (I confirmed this by other interviews in which this gentlemen was described as going to retire later in the year, which I recall from the media.) In the second interview in the packet, with one of the captains of the inbound flight, he states that he had a conversation with the relief FO before the departure. He states that "one knows 40 days before you die" that you are going to die, and that the relief FO gave him a sum of money to give to the relief FO's son if anything happened to him. (IIRC from the media, the son or a family member had not been well.) The interview was conducted within a day or two of the accident, and thus the "intentional crashing" theory had not yet arisen.

I don't know why the media hasn't picked up on this. It is fairly typical for people to give stuff away before they kill themselves. If the relief FO did that (and the interviewee took it as a sign that the guy knew he was going to die, hence the form of his statement) that is pretty conclusive. Indeed, the captain appears to have blown it off because his religion, which believes in fate, taught him not to be concerned that the man was going to commit an act but rather that the man was simply aware that his time was up.

Very interesting, and very scary.

--Bill

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos