Skip to comments.Ten years later, reason why EgyptAir jet crashed unclear
Posted on 10/30/2009 10:12:47 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
On Halloween 10 years ago today, EgyptAir Flight 990 nose-dived into the ocean off Nantucket from 33,000 feet, leaving the families of 217 children, grandparents and lovers forever haunted by the question: Why?
You just wish you knew what the reason was. Some things break your heart so much, said Bobbie Bergman of Colorado.
Bergmans sister Paula Barnes, a one-time Marblehead resident, perished with their parents William and Tamsin Barnes and several family friends about 1:52 a.m. on Oct. 31, 1999, a half hour into what was to be a 10-hour passage from New York to Cairo.
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Actually, the NTSB’s finding were put in a rather vague language as stated in their 2002 report:
“The NTSB determines that the probable cause of the EgyptAir flight 990 accident is the airplane’s departure from normal cruise flight and subsequent impact with the Atlantic Ocean as a result of the relief first officer’s flight control inputs. The reason for the relief first officer’s actions was not determined.”
This is why the Egyptions refused to accept that the relief first officer dived the plane deliberately.
It was a deliberate act of terrorism which the NTSB failed to defined as such.
The conspiracy obsessed Arabs claimed that it was an act by the CIA to get rid of the 32 Egyptian officers on board!
''The families and friends of those we lost never had the opportunity to bid farewell,'' said the Egyptian ambassador to the United States, Nabil Al Fahmy. ''So little can be said to relieve their pain.''But I just remember thinking it odd that the people who were on that plane were on that plane. Since then, I've once been on a flight into Amman on JordanAir that had half a dozen black hats on it so maybe it wasn't so unusual.
Today, knowing little more about the crash than they did when they arrived in Rhode Island last week, the victims' families sought solace in rituals of faith and symbols of grief. They gathered in a tent near the water at Brenton Point State Park and participated in an interfaith service with Christian, Jewish and Muslim clergy members.
from the NY TIMES October 31, 2009.
September 26, 2001
D E T E L E G R A A F B I N N E N L A N D
Opschudding in Almere over
Van een onzer verslaggevers
ALMERE - Een in Egypte gedrukte kalender met een afbeelding van een neerstortend vliegtuig met New York op de achtergrond, die eind mei - ruim 3 maanden voor de aanslag - bij of in een islamitische school in Almere zou zijn verspreid, heeft voor opschudding bij het gemeentebestuur gezorgd.
De gewraakte kalender.
Burgemeester Hans Ouwerkerk heeft gisteren naar aanleiding van de kalender, waarvan een exemplaar in het bezit kwam van deze krant, de zaak aangemeld bij de Binnenlandse Veiligheidsdienst (BVD).
Deze dienst stelt in een eerste reactie dat er geen direct verband is met de recente aanslagen in de Verenigde Staten. De afbeelding zou refereren aan de neergestorte EgyptAir-Boeing, die op 31 oktober 1999 door de piloot de oceaan ingevlogen werd. Bij deze zelfmoordaktie kwamen de 217 inzittenden om het leven. De laatste woorden van de piloot (Ik steun op Allah - Om te sterven voor Allah) zouden op de kalender aangehaald worden.
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D E T E L E G R A B A F I N N E N L A N D
Turmoil in Almere
From one of our reporters
ALMERE - An Egyptian calendar printed with an image of a plane crashing in New York in the background, in late May - more than 3 months before the attack - with or in an Islamic school in Almere would be distributed, has caused a stir at the municipal ensured.
The offending calendar.
Mayor Hans Ouwerkerk yesterday following the calendar, a copy of which came into the possession of this newspaper, the matter reported to the National Security Service (BVD).
This service enables a first response that there is no direct connection with the recent attacks in the United States. The image should refer to the crashed EgyptAir Boeing, on 31 October 1999 by the pilot was flown in the ocean. In this suicidal action came the 217 passengers were killed. The last words of the pilot (I support in Allah - To die for Allah) would be quoted on the calendar.