Skip to comments.Investigators: MH17 black box data consistent with SAM shootdown
Posted on 07/26/2014 11:46:51 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
It took a while for EU investigators to get the black boxes from Malaysia Air 17 back fron Russian-backed Ukrainian separatists, and for good reason. According to CBS News, the plane experienced “massive explosive decompression” while cruising normally at 33,000 feet — exactly what one would see in a surface-to-air missile attack:
Unreleased data from a black box retrieved from the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine show findings consistent with the plane’s fuselage being hit multiple times by shrapnel from a missile explosion, CBS News correspondent Mark Phillips reports.
“It did what it was designed to do,” a European air safety official told CBS News, “bring down airplanes.”
The official described the finding as “massive explosive decompression.”
Investigators still on the ground at the crash site are waiting for most of their colleagues to arrive, but they’re making use of the time they have. More wreckage in the area show telltale signs of a SAM attack — the shrapnel perforations throughout the fuselage showing shrapnel shooting inward from a blast prior to the decompression, rather than an inward blast from a bomb or catastrophic malfunction. The ground team still needs to find a third of the victims, a search which the large debris field — also a sign of explosive decompression rather than pilot error or systems malfunction — has made much more complicated. Getting the complete investigative team into the site will continue to be a challenge, thanks to the hostilities that have not cooled since the shootdown.
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I hope those poor people were unconscious immediately.
777’s cruise about 560mph, so they went from that to really slow pretty quickly. Then there’s the low amounts of oxygen that would lead to unconsciousness in a short time. Those that survived the breakup of the plane were at the very least not still conscious when they hit the ground.
Pretty darn sad.
Who made that picture?
It says IAN GODDARD.
Does that look like proof of a missile impact ?
Great... now release the cockpit voice recording transcript and the air traffic control transcripts.
Maybe the nitwits still calling it a “crash” will finally get it.
Ahh a request directly from the Kremlin — and right on schedule.
LOL! That drives me crazy too. Being shot down by a missile really isn’t the same thing as a ‘crash’. Back when I was flying helicopters, a “hard landing” was something different than what it is today. Now, the “media” is using “hard landing” to describe what we used to refer to as a “crash”. I haven’t a clue what they are calling hard landings these days.
I rode in helicopters so long ago that "Crosstown Traffic" over the radio was a Hot LZ, "All Along the Watchtower" was questionable, and "Pleasent Valley Sunday" was a secure one.
Communications security, you just can't be too careful.
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