F9Animal wrote:No question they were trying to get the nose up before impact. This really raises my suspicion that spatial disorientation may be possible here. Is it safe to say they were in the clouds when they began their plunge?
Just gut wrenching video.
I'm curious how you come to that conclusion. I've watched the video a number of times and nothing indicates there was any change in direction. Forget trying to focus on the plane. Focus on the bubble in the video. It remains centered on the plane. Just watch the movement of that light bubble down the screen. It never changes the angle in which it is moving. The clip is too short and too obstructed by trees to draw any kind of conclusion that the pilots were attempting to do anything. The camera sits at an angle and the plane is coming in at an angle and flying off to the distance. Any appearance of a change in flight is likely an optical illusion. Again.. just watch the bubble angle. This doesn't imply that anything nefarious happened. They may have had zero control over the plane for who knows what reason. We don't know until more details are released.