zeke wrote:awthompson wrote:Mr. Gryder put out a different video a couple of days after the crash, stating that from the outset he had great difficulty thinking of any scenario that would put a B738 in such a dive profile and bring it down in such a short space of time, besides pilot deliberate action.
Lots of outcomes could have resulted in this.
I'm interested. What scenario:
- Has the altitude profile of huge-decent, slight climb, then steep crash
- Keep the airframe crash to a single impact site
- And keeps the pilots from radioing for help
I'm totally aware of "first aviate, then communicate". But they had lots of time to declare an emergency. Even just pushing the button and saying "Mayday Mayday China Eastern 5735 going down " would have sped rescue efforts. Seriously, in flight training the protocol was "aviate, then communicate" not "aviate, don't communicate".
They had minutes knowing something was wrong .. and not a single radio call. That seems very important to me.
I'm not asking you to tell me for sure what happened, but just offer a reasonable scenario that meets the three items above.