AND HERE FOLLOWED UP HERE AND HERE AND HERE.SO/SD:A plane missing over Indonesia with 102 people on board did not send out distress signals or report mechanical problems before disappearing, a top aviation official said today, as search teams intensified their hunt for the Boeing 737.HERALD (UK):An hour after Adam Air Flight KI-574 took off on New Year's Day with 102 passengers and crew for what should have been a short hop between islands, the pilot reported heavy winds. Then, the plane disappeared, seemingly into thin air."We know nothing, whether it disintegrated in midair, flew into a storm or there were technical problems," said Nicholas Ionides, managing editor for Flight International Magazine in Asia.If this was not a equipment malfunction, or weather related, then it MAYBE it was an act of JIHADOTERROR?
A top aviation official said the Adam Air plane that left Java island on Monday for Manado on Sulawesi island did not issue distress signals or complain of mechanical problems. The statements contradicted earlier reports and capped days of confusion.
WIKI HAS THIS:
The final report, released on 25 March 2008, concluded that the pilots lost control of the aircraft after they became preoccupied with troubleshooting the inertial reference system and inadvertently disconnected the autopilot.IOW: PILOT ERROR.
BUT MAYBE IT WASN'T. MAYBE IT WAS A BOMB: AL QAEDA HAS LONG WANTED TO BLOW UP JETS OVER THE OCEAN, MANY OF THEM ON ONE DAY - USA TODAY:
Document shows how al-Qaeda tested airports ahead of failed jet bombing plotLATimes:
Two top al-Qaeda operatives smuggled explosive ingredients onto flights from Manila and Hong Kong in 1994 as part of a test run for a failed plot to blow up 12 U.S.-bound airliners, according to a confidential document obtained by The Associated Press.
Captured terror suspect Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's key role in the al-Qaeda plot to simultaneously bomb the commercial planes flying out of Asia — in a 1995 plan called "Project Bojinka" — was one of several admissions that he made, the U.S. Defense Department said.
Defense Department officials released a transcript of Mohammed's confessions, detailing his claims of roles in 31 terror plots worldwide, during a hearing at Guantanamo Bay prison.
Brazilian authorities said military aircraft early today located several more pieces of debris floating in the Atlantic near where an ill-fated Air France flight is believed to have crashed with 228 people aboard.
The debris detected by aircraft radar included a 23-foot section that officials said may be part of Flight 447 that disappeared late Sunday after flying through turbulence and sending out an automatic alert of an electrical failure. ...
.. Matthieu Dumazeau, an Air France pilot who flies a Boeing 747 from Paris to Rio de Janeiro about once a month, also came to pay his respects. He said he has never had a problem flying over the region of the Atlantic where the Flight 447 is believed to have crashed, and was baffled at how such a secure plane could have gone down.There are several reports the last two days about bomb threats received by Air France in brazil the days before this "event":
"It is very strange, because there had to be a really long string of events to have caused this, and it went down so fast," Dumazeau said. "That scares me."
I am very suspicious. I feel that jihadists may have figured out how to smuggle a "disabling device" on to jets in order to bring them down over the ocean.Air France received bomb threat days before 447 crash
Air France received a bomb threat for a previous flight from South America to Paris just days before Air France flight 447 crashed into the Atlantic Ocean.
Air France flight 447 disappeared over the Atlantic on Monday en route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris. All 228 people on board are presumed to have been killed.
This report comes from ABC News:Also today, ABC News has confirmed that Air France received a bomb threat over the phone concerning a flight from Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Paris days before Air France flight 447 disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean Sunday night.
UPDATE: A WITNESS SAW A FLASH OF LIGHT.