grumpy wrote:Carbon12 wrote:Chinese are saying one of the pieces is over 200 feet long. How would that be possible?
Yeah the numbers are strange..
We don't know the aircraft attitude when they went for a swim.
We don't know anything yet except "if they had just turned off all the automatic stuff" (paraphrased).
Being an an aircraft mechanic it never ceases to amaze me how the media really has no clue WRT aviation. Then you get all the old pilot "experts" who flew a DC-3 back in the day giving "clues".
We always get a few laughs watching the reports.
It's all speculation until the FDR & CVR are recovered.
And even then it's not a US flag carrier so my hunch is there is no way they will go to the lengths our government did with the recovery and subsequent hangar rebuild of TWA 800.
Best advice....Fly only US, British, French, German, or Aussie, JAL flag airlines, period.