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What Really Happened To F-BPJK - The Facts

Thu Jul 10, 2003 4:40 pm

There has been quite a lot of debate here about the fate of this a/c :

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(then and now)
At the suggestion of another a.net member (sorry about that-forgot the name :-(), I arranged for a friend of mine hat's studying medicine to analyse the substance on one of the oxygen masks. The first findings suggest that it is indeed blood. So that's now a point. I wrote to AF on the subject - the reply was like "727 incident ? What 727 incident ? you must be mistaken, sir..."
In these you can clearly see the blood in the interior :

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(aft facing forward, forward facing aft - look around the middle-section and the overhead panels)
Now that's where it gets interesting : since these photos were posted - snapped legally as I had someone from the premises oversee my photo session), the interior has been cleaned and the blood stains removed. Whether it was someone from NCY or a third party (more holes in the fence than in Swiss cheese) remains to be seen. Anyway, according to 707cmf, the interior seems to be stripped every time a bit more. It looks like someone wants to quietly hush this thing up...So when does Mulder and Scully come in  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: What Really Happened To F-BPJK - The Facts

Fri Jul 11, 2003 12:13 am

I have never heard of the "727 incident" could you tell me more about it?

I do have a few questions.

Why would blood dry Orange on a deep blue carpet? Blood mostly drys dark brown. So on that carpet it should almost look black, not rust colored.

Also with the way the blood is pooled, you'ed think a person would have to be laying on the floor, a little hard to do with all the seats in place.

One more thing, Why leave the carpet in place at all? Without the seats that carpet could be removed from the aircraft in less than 20mins.

 
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RE: What Really Happened To F-BPJK - The Facts

Fri Jul 11, 2003 1:57 am

The aircraft is now stored at NCY and nobody seems to know (or doesn't want anyone to know) what happened to her. The mess inside the cabin as well as the blood suggest rapid decompression, but that's all I know. The cockpit has been stripped bare, and the seats in the picture have actually been moved.
Anyway, the orange stuff is more like hydraulic fluid, to find the actual blood you have to look at the mid-section wall panels and at the light/ventilation controls near the overhead bins.

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