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    Wreckage Spotted in Atlantic Ocean

    likely from missing Air France flight

    Wreckage seen in search area for missing plane - CNN.com



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    Re: Wreckage Spotted in Atlantic Ocean

    Even one survivor would be incredible at this point! I hope that we are able to hear that someone has somehow survived this thing.


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    Re: Wreckage Spotted in Atlantic Ocean

    Sad. I can not even imagine what it was like to be on that plane.



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    Re: Wreckage Spotted in Atlantic Ocean

    Isn't the consensus they were probably all gone before they hit the water? Would probably have been a blessing.


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    Re: Wreckage Spotted in Atlantic Ocean

    Quote Originally Posted by GeronimusClone View Post
    Isn't the consensus they were probably all gone before they hit the water? Would probably have been a blessing.
    Well, at 500+ mph, if you hang up in the air too long, you suffocate to death if the cabin loses pressure. If you go down too fast, the impact from the water is going to kill you. Either way, thoughts and prayers with the victims and their families.



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    Re: Wreckage Spotted in Atlantic Ocean

    More planes are hit by lightning than officials want to discuss. I have been on a plane near Hunstville that was struck by lightning on the tail a few years back. That is why planes fly around storms - not just to avoid the downdrafts. I was on a small four seater plane one time over Ilinois and we started to get pelted with hail. I asked the pilot if that was okay and he said "No, I have not been hit by hail before". Yuck.


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    Re: Wreckage Spotted in Atlantic Ocean

    Quote Originally Posted by GeronimusClone View Post
    Isn't the consensus they were probably all gone before they hit the water? Would probably have been a blessing.
    I think the largest "guess" of what happened is that the cabin lost pressure since a warning went off that was relayed to Air France. But if it got hit by lightning it could have been part of a massive array of errors resulting from the strike.

    Hopefully they can find the black box and figure out what happened.

    More than likely I don't think they will ever truly figure out what happened.



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    Re: Wreckage Spotted in Atlantic Ocean

    Quote Originally Posted by price26 View Post
    I think the largest "guess" of what happened is that the cabin lost pressure since a warning went off that was relayed to Air France. But if it got hit by lightning it could have been part of a massive array of errors resulting from the strike.

    Hopefully they can find the black box and figure out what happened.

    More than likely I don't think they will ever truly figure out what happened.
    The article said the Atlantic averages 12000ft in depth. Unless the black box floats (maybe it does, that'd be smart) I don't think it'll be recovered.



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    Re: Wreckage Spotted in Atlantic Ocean

    Quote Originally Posted by bawbie View Post
    The article said the Atlantic averages 12000ft in depth. Unless the black box floats (maybe it does, that'd be smart) I don't think it'll be recovered.

    Where is the black box typically stored? Is it realeased some how?



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    Re: Wreckage Spotted in Atlantic Ocean

    This is just terrible. I've never had a problem flying, and to be honest, the thought of crashing has never even entered my mind while on a plane, but with every story I hear lately, I'll admit that I'm sort of developing a fear.



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    Re: Wreckage Spotted in Atlantic Ocean

    Quote Originally Posted by bawbie View Post
    The article said the Atlantic averages 12000ft in depth. Unless the black box floats (maybe it does, that'd be smart) I don't think it'll be recovered.
    This article (yes, I realize it's Wikipedia) makes it sound like they don't float if they are designed to withstand deep sea pressure.

    Currently, EUROCAE specifies that a recorder must be able to withstand an acceleration of 3400 g (33 km/sē) for 6.5 milliseconds. This is roughly equivalent to an impact velocity of 270 knots and a deceleration or crushing distance of 450 cm. Additionally, there are requirements for penetration resistance, static crush, high and low temperature fires, deep sea pressure, sea water immersion, and fluid immersion.
    Flight data recorder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



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    Re: Wreckage Spotted in Atlantic Ocean

    Quote Originally Posted by bawbie View Post
    The article said the Atlantic averages 12000ft in depth. Unless the black box floats (maybe it does, that'd be smart) I don't think it'll be recovered.
    I don't think the box itself floats, but after doing a little research, it is usually located on the tail, so if that part of the tail happens to be still be floating with the box still attached, then that would probably be the only probable way to find it.



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    Re: Wreckage Spotted in Atlantic Ocean

    Quote Originally Posted by bostinelosd View Post
    Where is the black box typically stored? Is it realeased some how?
    In the article I posted above on Wikipedia, it says it's generally in the tail wing so it has the best chance of surviving an accident.



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    Re: Wreckage Spotted in Atlantic Ocean

    Quote Originally Posted by CylentButDeadly View Post
    This is just terrible. I've never had a problem flying, and to be honest, the thought of crashing has never even entered my mind while on a plane, but with every story I hear lately, I'll admit that I'm sort of developing a fear.
    I wish I didn't have a problem flying. I'm not sure if it's the control aspect or height, but I dread getting on a plane. I've flown many times but I am still a nervous wreck...the idea of being killed in a plane crash is terrible.



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    Re: Wreckage Spotted in Atlantic Ocean

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    This article (yes, I realize it's Wikipedia) makes it sound like they don't float if they are designed to withstand deep sea pressure.


    Flight data recorder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    No, no, no...you're supposed to go read it, then post it here without a link and pretend like you knew it. You did that all wrong...


    Anyway, a sad story...my heart goes out to those families.



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